Prior to consciousness.
Below the level of consciousness.
‘The sense of smell can be a subconscious influence on our actions.’;
(psychology) (of memories) that one is not aware of, but which can be recalled through conscious effort
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.’;
(psychology) The sum of these memories
Occurring without the possibility or the fact of an attendant consciousness; - said of states of the soul.
Of or pertaining to a state before consciousness.
Partially conscious; feebly conscious.
In psychoanalysis, preconscious is the loci preceding consciousness. Thoughts are preconscious when they are unconscious at a particular moment, but are not repressed.
psychic activity just below the level of awareness
just below the level of consciousness
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’;
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’;
In psychology, the subconscious is the part of the mind that is not currently in focal awareness.