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Definitions for subconscious
sʌbˈkɒn ʃəssub·con·scious

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. subconscious mind, subconsciousadjective

    psychic activity just below the level of awareness

  2. subconsciousadjective

    just below the level of consciousness


  1. subconsciousnoun

    that part of the mind that is not consciously perceived; one's innermost thoughts

  2. subconsciousadjective

    partially conscious.

  3. subconsciousadjective

    below the level of consciousness.


  1. Subconscious

    In psychology, the subconscious is the part of the mind that is not currently of focal awareness.


  1. subconscious

    The subconscious refers to the part of the mind that operates below the level of conscious awareness, influencing thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It consists of memories, experiences, and information that may not be easily accessed or recalled but still impact a person's behaviors, habits, perceptions, and emotions. It is associated with automatic and intuitive thought processes.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Subconsciousadjective

    occurring without the possibility or the fact of an attendant consciousness; -- said of states of the soul

  2. Subconsciousadjective

    partially conscious; feebly conscious


  1. Subconscious

    In psychology, the subconscious is the part of consciousness that is not currently in focal awareness. The word subconscious is an anglicized version of the French subconscient as coined by the psychologist Pierre Janet, who argued that underneath the layers of critical thought functions of the conscious mind lay a powerful awareness that he called the subconscious mind. Since there is a limit to the information that can be held in conscious focal awareness, a storehouse of one's knowledge and prior experience is needed; this is the subconscious.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Subconscious

    sub-kon′shus, adj. faintly conscious, applying to perceptions which are without consciousness or memory.—adv. Subcon′sciously.—n. Subcon′sciousness.

Editors Contribution

  1. subconscious

    A facet of the mind of an animal, human being or universal being.

    Our subconscious mind is an element of our mind.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 11, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of subconscious in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of subconscious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of subconscious in a Sentence

  1. Lisa Haisha:

    Basically, the conscious mind is like the hardware of your computer. The subconscious mind is its operating system. It’s composed of code—or all those underlying patterns and connections that were laid down during your childhood. You can’t see that code, but it runs the show. It’s the engine that determines how you react to the world at large versus how you respond to it.

  2. Anthony DeCarlis:

    I literally have buried this somewhere in my subconscious, and this is how it's coming back out.

  3. Claude M. Bristol:

    The person with a fixed goal, a clear picture of his desire, or an ideal always before him, causes it, through repetition, to be buried deeply in his subconscious mind and is thus enabled, thanks to its generative and sustaining power, to realize his goal in a minimum of time and with a minimum of physical effort. Just pursue the thought unceasingly. Step by step you will achieve realization, for all your faculties and powers become directed to that end.

  4. Florence Scovel Shinn:

    We cannot always control our thoughts, but we can control our words, and repetition impresses the subconscious, and we are then master of the situation.

  5. Unknown:

    Keep your conscious mind focused on what you want, and your subconscious mind will unerringly guide you to it.

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