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Subconscious vs. Preconscious

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Subconsciousadjective

Partially conscious.

Preconsciousadjective

Prior to consciousness.

Subconsciousadjective

Below the level of consciousness.

‘The sense of smell can be a subconscious influence on our actions.’;

Preconsciousadjective

(psychology) (of memories) that one is not aware of, but which can be recalled through conscious effort

Subconsciousnoun

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

‘A person can sometimes wake up knowing the solution to a problem that their subconscious has been working on.’;

Preconsciousnoun

(psychology) The sum of these memories

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Subconsciousadjective

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

Preconsciousadjective

Of or pertaining to a state before consciousness.

Subconsciousadjective

Partially conscious; feebly conscious.

Preconscious

In psychoanalysis, preconscious is the loci preceding consciousness. Thoughts are preconscious when they are unconscious at a particular moment, but are not repressed.

Subconsciousnoun

psychic activity just below the level of awareness

Subconsciousadjective

just below the level of consciousness

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Subconsciousadjective

of or concerning the part of the mind of which one is not fully aware but which influences one's actions and feelings

‘my subconscious fear’;

Subconsciousnoun

the subconscious part of the mind (not in technical use in psychoanalysis, where unconscious is preferred)

‘uncertainties were lurking around the edge of her subconscious’;

Subconscious

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

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