from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The memories or feelings that are not part of one's immediate awareness but that can be recalled through conscious effort.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to or involving a state anterior to consciousness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to a state before consciousness.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective psychology (of memories) that one is not aware of, but can be recalled through conscious effort
  • noun psychology The sum of these memories


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  • What can I say, I like it. This should be for that split-second just before you wake up, or come to - say, after a monumental binge.

    August 31, 2009