preconscious

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preconscious

occurring prior to the development of consciousness; the preconscious portion of the mind
Not to be confused with:
precocious – prematurely developed in some faculty or characteristic: a precocious child

pre·con·scious

 (prē-kŏn′shəs)
n.
The memories or feelings that are not part of one's immediate awareness but that can be recalled through conscious effort.

pre·con′scious adj.
pre·con′scious·ly adv.

preconscious

(priːˈkɒnʃəs)
adj
(Psychology) psychol prior to the development of consciousness
n
(Psychoanalysis) psychoanal mental contents or activity not immediately in consciousness but readily brought there
preˈconsciously adv
preˈconsciousness n

pre•con•scious

(priˈkɒn ʃəs)

adj.
1. capable of being readily brought into consciousness.
2. occurring prior to the development of consciousness.
n.
3. the complex of memories and emotions that may influence or readily be brought into consciousness.
[1855–60]
pre•con′scious•ly, adv.
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