Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.
Related to hypnopedia: Hypnopaedia, Hypnopædia


[hypno- + Greek paideia, education; see encyclopedia.]
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.


- Teaching during sleep.
See also related terms for teaching.
Farlex Trivia Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

hypnopedia, hypnopaedia

the art or process of learning while asleep by means of lessons recorded on disk or tapes.
See also: Sleep
-Ologies & -Isms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hypnopedia - teaching during sleep (as by using recordings to teach a foreign language to someone who is asleep)
teaching, pedagogy, instruction - the profession of a teacher; "he prepared for teaching while still in college"; "pedagogy is recognized as an important profession"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
Thus, Macaulay's A's, B's and C's become Huxley's Alpha, Beta, and Epsilon's citizens, with her human husbandry and brain training becoming his post-viviparous genetic engineering and hypnopedia.
Hypnopedia, or the ability to learn during sleep, was popularized in the '60s, with for example the dystopia Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, in which individuals are conditioned to their future tasks during sleep.