subconscious


1sub·con·scious

adjective \ˌsəb-ˈkän(t)-shəs, ˈsəb-\

: existing in the part of the mind that a person is not aware of : existing in the mind but not consciously known or felt

Full Definition of SUBCONSCIOUS

:  existing in the mind but not immediately available to consciousness <a subconscious motive>
sub·con·scious·ly adverb
sub·con·scious·ness noun

First Known Use of SUBCONSCIOUS

circa 1834

Other Psychology Terms

fetish, hypochondria, intelligence, mania, narcissism, neurosis, pathological, psychosis, schadenfreude, subliminal

2subconscious

noun

: the part of a person's mind that has ideas, feelings, etc., that the person is not aware of

Full Definition of SUBCONSCIOUS

:  the mental activities just below the threshold of consciousness

Examples of SUBCONSCIOUS

  1. A person's behavior can be influenced by urges that exist only in the subconscious.
  2. Those feelings had been hidden in her subconscious.

First Known Use of SUBCONSCIOUS

1886

Other Psychology Terms

fetish, hypochondria, intelligence, mania, narcissism, neurosis, pathological, psychosis, schadenfreude, subliminal

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