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supraliminal

[ soo-pruh-lim-uh-nl ]
/ ˌsu prəˈlɪm ə nl /
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adjective Psychology.

being above the threshold of perception of a stimulus.

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Origin of supraliminal

First recorded in 1890–95; supra- + liminal

OTHER WORDS FROM supraliminal

su·pra·lim·i·nal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for supraliminal

supraliminal
/ (ˌsuːprəˈlɪmɪnəl, ˌsjuː-) /

adjective

of or relating to any stimulus that is above the threshold of sensory awarenessCompare subliminal

Derived forms of supraliminal

supraliminally, adverb
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Medical definitions for supraliminal

supraliminal
[ sōō′prə-lĭmə-nəl ]

adj.

Being above the threshold of consciousness or of sensation. Used of stimuli.
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