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preconscious

[pree-kon-shuh s] /priˈkɒn ʃəs/
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
1855-1860
1855-60; pre- + conscious
Related forms
preconsciously, adverb
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Examples for preconscious
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for preconscious

preconscious

/priːˈkɒnʃəs/
adjective
1.
(psychol) prior to the development of consciousness
noun
2.
(psychoanal) mental contents or activity not immediately in consciousness but readily brought there
Derived Forms
preconsciously, adverb
preconsciousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for preconscious
adj.

1860, from pre- + conscious (adj.).

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preconscious in Medicine

preconscious pre·con·scious (prē-kŏn'shəs)
n.
See foreconscious.

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