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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.

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. 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.

  2. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    1. Art is a fusion of various dimensions, as if the cosmic exoticism of thinking. 2. Designated as a horse carousel, each has its own seating shape. 3. Loneliness is a very beautiful, romantic depression of reality. 4. The intuition of the subconscious is the mother of all arts - this is the navigator of the imagination leading to innovation. 5. All the romantics in the soul and mind are too mature. 6. Thought is the stage of the death of egoism and the transition to eternity of romance.

  3. Purvi Raniga:

    The world sees us in the same place where we keep ourselves in our subconscious mind.

  4. James Scott:

    The weaponized meme, when properly introduced and reinforced, will parasitically weave its way throughout the labyrinth of the mind and attach itself to the subconscious, thus effecting the root of the thought of the recipient.

  5. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    Writing is an abstract art of drawing pictures of the conscious and subconscious mind with words.

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