DNSSEC-Aware Resolver definition in Computer Security terms:
Definition(s): An entity acting in the role of a resolver (defined in section 2.4 of RFC4033) that understands the DNS security extensions. In particular, a DNSSEC-aware resolver is an entity that sends DNS queries, receives DNS responses, and understands the DNSSEC specification, even if it is incapable of performing validation.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-81-2
reference: CSRC Glossary