supraliminal

adjective

su·​pra·​lim·​i·​nal ˌsü-prə-ˈli-mə-nᵊl How to pronounce supraliminal (audio)
-ˌprä-
1
: existing above the threshold of consciousness
2
: adequate to evoke a response or induce a sensation

Examples of supraliminal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the same way, entangled particles form a single entity that can span the entire universe, with an internal connection that may be supraliminal or extra-spatial. Quanta Magazine, 27 Sep. 2019

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Word History

Etymology

supra- + Latin limin-, limen threshold

First Known Use

1891, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of supraliminal was in 1891

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Cite this Entry

“Supraliminal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/supraliminal. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

supraliminal

adjective
su·​pra·​lim·​i·​nal ˌsü-prə-ˈlim-ən-ᵊl, -ˌprä- How to pronounce supraliminal (audio)
1
: existing above the threshold of consciousness
2
: adequate to evoke a response or induce a sensation
a supraliminal stimulus
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