from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Not wholly conscious; partially or imperfectly conscious.
- noun The part of the mind below the level of conscious perception. Often used with the.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Partially or feebly conscious; of or pertaining to sub-consciousness.
- Being or occurring in the mind, but not in consciousness.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Occurring without the possibility or the fact of an attendant consciousness; -- said of states of the soul.
- adjective Partially conscious; feebly conscious.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective partially
- adjective below the
- noun that part of the
mindthat is not consciously perceived; one's innermost thoughts
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective just below the level of consciousness
- noun psychic activity just below the level of awareness
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The term subconscious is used in many different contexts and has no single or precise definition.
The term subconscious, as it occurs in the literature of psychology, is a word of various meanings.
The term subconscious is defined as existing or operating in the mind beneath or beyond conscious awareness.
In any case, this tale tells us about an alien species that through its link to our subconscious is able to determine our every desire and fulfill it instantly.
Some of the functions are preprogrammed and controlled by what we refer to as the subconscious mind.
Psychiatry was invented by a man named Freud and was based on his theory that people had no way of knowing why they were unhappy or behaved peculiarly, because the origins of the problem were hidden from them, lurking in what he called the subconscious, and only a trained, expensive specialist could uncover and uproot them over the course of a long, expensive treatment.
I suppose none of us doubts that there is such a thing as the power of suggestion and that it can produce very great results indeed, and that it is _par excellence_ a hidden power; it works behind the scenes, it works through what we know as the subconscious mind, and consequently its activity is not immediately recognisable, or the source from which it comes.
Garden of the Mind which has levels from the conscious mind, or pea, to relaxed awareness and creativity, the carrot, to the onion, which she called the subconscious, where we find memory and what's repressed.
I guess my subconscious is trying to tell me something, LOL!
What I do not need, o subconscious, is a set of constant and vivid reminders of these things popping up in nightmare form.