supraliminal

adjective
su·​pra·​lim·​i·​nal | \ ˌsü-prə-ˈli-mə-nᵊl How to pronounce supraliminal (audio) , -ˌprä- \

Definition of supraliminal

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, "Solution: ‘Perfect Randomness’," 27 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of supraliminal

1891, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for supraliminal

supra- + Latin limin-, limen threshold

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The first known use of supraliminal was in 1891

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“Supraliminal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/supraliminal. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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supraliminal

adjective
su·​pra·​lim·​i·​nal | \ ˌsü-prə-ˈlim-ən-ᵊl, -ˌprä- How to pronounce supraliminal (audio) \

Medical Definition of supraliminal

1 : existing above the threshold of consciousness
2 : adequate to evoke a response or induce a sensation a supraliminal stimulus

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