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adj. Psychology
1. Below the threshold of conscious perception. Used of stimuli.
2. Inadequate to produce conscious awareness but able to evoke a response: subliminal propaganda.

[sub- + Latin līmen, līmin-, threshold.]

sub·lim′i·nal·ly adv.


[sʌbˈlɪmɪnəlɪ] ADVsubliminalmente


[ˌsʌbˈlɪmɪnəlɪ] advin modo subliminale
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No less than the two leaders of both houses of Congress have started campaigning against it, albeit subliminally,' he said.
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Laura Kuenssberg, on the BBC's Daily Politics, summed up May's announcement, deploying the expression "U-turn" many times, but doing so in that delightfully sneering and subliminally negative tone of voice she uses to put people down without upsetting the corporation.
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No doubt this started when you were watching TV, not concentrating, but subliminally stroking her from time to time.
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In his Young People's Concerts in Carnegie Hall he was able to address children as an idealized father figure or older brother, while also communicating subliminally that he could still identify with them.
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