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adjective Psychology.
  1. being above the threshold of perception of a stimulus.
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Origin of supraliminal

First recorded in 1890–95; supra- + liminal
Related formssu·pra·lim·i·nal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for supraliminal


  1. of or relating to any stimulus that is above the threshold of sensory awarenessCompare subliminal
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Derived Formssupraliminally, adverb
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supraliminal in Medicine


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