preconscious

adjective
pre·​con·​scious | \ (ˌ)prē-ˈkän(t)-shəs How to pronounce preconscious (audio) \

Definition of preconscious

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

preconscious

noun

Definition of preconscious (Entry 2 of 2)

: the preconscious part of the psyche especially in psychoanalysis

Other Words from preconscious

Adjective

preconsciously adverb

Examples of preconscious in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Some unconscious biases are actually stored in the preconscious mind. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 20 Oct. 2021 Plants were seen as being alive (in some vague, preconscious way) but certainly not intelligent or capable of making reasoned decisions. Richard Schiffman, The Christian Science Monitor, 7 May 2021 Watch the pilot again and marvel as Lynch, the master, the nutcase, so loads each frame with preconscious material—tinnital background river-roar, James Parker, The Atlantic, 13 May 2017

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First Known Use of preconscious

Adjective

1860, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1913, in the meaning defined above

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“Preconscious.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/preconscious. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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More Definitions for preconscious

preconscious

adjective
pre·​con·​scious | \ -ˈkän-chəs How to pronounce preconscious (audio) \

Medical Definition of preconscious

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

Other Words from preconscious

preconsciously adverb

preconscious

noun

Medical Definition of preconscious (Entry 2 of 2)

: the preconscious part of the psyche especially in psychoanalysis

called also foreconscious

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