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[fawr-kon-shuh s, fohr-] /ˈfɔrˌkɒn ʃəs, ˈfoʊr-/
noun, Psychology.
the preconscious.
Origin of foreconscious
First recorded in 1920-25; fore- + conscious Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • So far, Uncle and Mary are still having it out atavistically in my foreconscious.

    Bizarre Lawton Mackall
  • But what is the relation of the foreconscious day remnants to the dream?

    Dream Psychology Sigmund Freud
  • The dream would not originate if the foreconscious wish were not reinforced from another source.

    Dream Psychology Sigmund Freud
  • This persistent wish to sleep on the part of the foreconscious in general facilitates the formation of the dream.

    Dream Psychology Sigmund Freud
  • The processes depending on the foreconscious system are destructible in a different way.

    Dream Psychology Sigmund Freud
  • Consider now that half-lit region which is called the foreconscious mind; for this is of special interest to the spiritual life.

  • This being so, it is worth while to consider in more detail the character of foreconscious thought.

  • Next, consider for a moment the way in which the foreconscious does and must present its apprehensions to consciousness.

  • Her lips said "The foreconscious self always has its reasons for hiding up the things the unconscious self knows and feels."

    Dangerous Ages

    Rose Macaulay
  • But the contribution from the foreconscious, which is missing here, may be found in another place.

    Dream Psychology Sigmund Freud
foreconscious in Medicine

foreconscious fore·con·scious (fôr'kŏn'shəs)
Capable of being called into the conscious mind but not currently in the realm of consciousness. n.
The part of the psyche that contains thoughts, feelings, and impulses that are not currently part of one's consciousness but that can be readily called into consciousness. Also called preconscious.

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