(of memories) that one is not aware of, but can be recalled through conscious effort
2. noun
The sum of these memories

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  • preconscious — I. adjective Date: 1860 not present in consciousness but capable of being recalled without encountering any inner resistance or repression • preconsciously adverb II. noun Date: circa 1922 the preconscious part of the psyche especially in… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • preconscious — /ˌpriˈkɒnʃəs/ (say .pree konshuhs) adjective 1. Psychology absent from the conscious mind but capable of being easily recalled to it. 2. of or relating to a state before the development of consciousness. –noun 3. the preconscious part of the mind …  

  • preconscious Psychology — adjective of or associated with a part of the mind below the level of conscious awareness, from which memories and emotions that have not been repressed can be recalled. noun (one s/the preconscious) this part of the mind. Derivatives… …   English new terms dictionary

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