[ pree-kon-shuhs ]
/ priˈkɒn ʃəs /
Psychoanalysis. absent from but capable of being readily brought into consciousness.
occurring prior to the development of consciousness.
the preconscious portion of the mind; foreconscious.
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Origin of preconscious
First recorded in 1855–60; pre-
OTHER WORDS FROM preconsciouspre·con·scious·ly, adverb
Words nearby preconscious
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Example sentences from the Web for preconscious
On some preconscious level, we never outgrow this expectation or fear about our omnipresent mothers.
Bones of the mindful Romans—and savage, preconscious trees, indomitable.
And his mind, as far back as his preconscious and the upper fringes of his subconscious, agreed with his words.
Dr. Konrad Bern, on the other hand, was difficult to read below the preconscious stage.
So, as far as possible, there must be in me no departure from myself, lest I injure the preconscious dynamic relation.
I wish I was a halfway decent telepath, I'd like to know what's going on in your preconscious.
psychol prior to the development of consciousness
psychoanal mental contents or activity not immediately in consciousness but readily brought there
Derived forms of preconsciouspreconsciously, adverbpreconsciousness, noun
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