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subliminal

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adjective sub·lim·i·nal \(ˌ)sə-ˈbli-mə-nəl\

Simple Definition of subliminal

  • : relating to things that influence your mind in a way that you do not notice

Full Definition of subliminal

  1. 1 :  inadequate to produce a sensation or a perception

  2. 2 :  existing or functioning below the threshold of consciousness <the subliminal mind> <subliminal advertising>

sub·lim·i·nal·ly adverb

Examples of subliminal

  1. The studio denied the existence of subliminal messages in the movie.

  2. I am skeptical that subliminal advertising actually works.



Origin of subliminal

sub- + Latin limin-, limen threshold


First Known Use: 1886

Rhymes with subliminal


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subliminal

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adjective sub·lim·i·nal \(ˌ)səb-ˈlim-ən-əl, ˈsəb-\

Medical Definition of subliminal

  1. 1:  inadequate to produce a sensation or a perception

  2. 2:  existing or functioning below the threshold of consciousness <the subliminal mind> <subliminal advertising>

  3. sub·lim·i·nal·ly \-ē\play adverb




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