preconscious(redirected from foreconscious)
Also found in: Medical.
Related to foreconscious: 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
Abused, Confused, & Misused Words by Mary Embree Copyright © 2007, 2013 by Mary Embree
The memories or feelings that are not part of one's immediate awareness but that can be recalled through conscious effort.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
(Psychology) psychol prior to the development of consciousness
(Psychoanalysis) psychoanal mental contents or activity not immediately in consciousness but readily brought there
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.