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supraliminal

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adjective su·pra·lim·i·nal \ˌsü-prə-ˈli-mə-nəl, -ˌprä-\

Definition of supraliminal

  1. 1 :  existing above the threshold of consciousness

  2. 2 :  adequate to evoke a response or induce a sensation



Origin and Etymology of supraliminal

supra- + Latin limin-, limen threshold


First Known Use: 1892


Medical Dictionary

supraliminal

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adjective su·pra·lim·i·nal \ˌsü-prə-ˈlim-ən-əl, -ˌprä-\

Medical Definition of supraliminal

  1. 1:  existing above the threshold of consciousness

  2. 2:  adequate to evoke a response or induce a sensation <a supraliminal stimulus>




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