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preconscious

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

First recorded in 1855–60; pre- + conscious

OTHER WORDS FROM preconscious

pre·con·scious·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for preconscious

preconscious
/ (priːˈkɒnʃəs) /

adjective
psychol prior to the development of consciousness
noun
psychoanal mental contents or activity not immediately in consciousness but readily brought there

Derived forms of preconscious

preconsciously, adverbpreconsciousness, noun
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Medical definitions for preconscious

preconscious
[ prē-kŏnshəs ]

n.
foreconscious
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