preconscious

[pree-kon-shuhs]
adjective
1.
Psychoanalysis. absent from but capable of being readily brought into consciousness.
2.
occurring prior to the development of consciousness.
noun
3.
the preconscious portion of the mind; foreconscious.

Origin:
1855–60; pre- + conscious

preconsciously, adverb
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preconscious (priːˈkɒnʃəs)
 
adj
1.  psychol prior to the development of consciousness
 
n
2.  psychoanal mental contents or activity not immediately in consciousness but readily brought there
 
pre'consciously
 
adv
 
pre'consciousness
 
n

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preconscious
1860, from pre- + conscious (q.v.).
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preconscious pre·con·scious (prē-kŏn'shəs)
n.
See foreconscious.

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Moreover, research indicates that preconscious and emotional elements play an important role in creativity.
Consciousness rides on the crests of waves in a preconscious ocean: emotions can influence which wave will be ridden.
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