from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Psychology Below the threshold of conscious perception. Used of stimuli.
- adj. Psychology Inadequate to produce conscious awareness but able to evoke a response: subliminal propaganda.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Below the threshold of conscious perception, especially if still able to produce a response.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Existing in the mind, but below the surface or threshold of consciousness; that is, existing as feeling rather than as clear ideas.
- adj. having or using an intensity of sensory stimulus insufficient to be perceived consciously, but having an effect on unconscious mental processes.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Below the threshold of sensation. In the following quotation a similar threshold of consciousness is supposed.
- Subconscious; pertaining to the subliminal self or personality: as, a subliminal memory.
- n. The subconscious; a supposed secondary self or consciousness below the level of the normal, waking life.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. below the threshold of conscious perception
Although each individual sighting of a logo has only a short-term subliminal effect, researchers fear that walking daily past numerous burger bars and sandwich shops could have a cumulative "behavioural priming" effect, making people hurry whether or not they are pushed for time.
CNN is always seems to be throughing in subliminal messages supporting Clinton.
I used the word subliminal because the Cruise collections are actually already in stores right now.
Then you were dying from what you called subliminal hematoma. "
A glimpse so quick that one person posted -- did I actually see Barack's white grandma or am I recalling a subliminal image?
MOOS: A glimpse so quick that one person posted, "Did I actually see Barack's white grandma or am I recalling a subliminal image?"
They thought they could sneak a subliminal message in, but they were hardly subtle enough.
When I was a small child, I thought the idea of subliminal messaging was way cool.
Critics called subliminal advertising "merchandising hypnosis" and "remote control of national thought."
The subliminal is the subtlest consciousness where the dream state can be useful to solve the problems of life.