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preconscious

adjective pre·con·scious \ (ˌ)prē-ˈkän(t)-shəs \

Definition of preconscious

: not present in consciousness but capable of being recalled without encountering any inner resistance or repression

preconsciously

adverb

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1860

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preconscious

noun

Definition of preconscious

: the preconscious part of the psyche especially in psychoanalysis

First Known Use of preconscious

1913

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preconscious

adjective pre·con·scious \ -ˈkän-chəs \

medical Definition of preconscious

: not present in consciousness but capable of being recalled without encountering any inner resistance or repression

preconsciously

adverb

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preconscious

noun

medical Definition of preconscious

: the preconscious part of the psyche especially in psychoanalysis called also foreconscious

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