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English definition of “subconscious”

subconscious

noun [S]     /ˌsʌbˈkɒn.ʃəs/ US  /-ˈkɑːn-/
the part of your mind that notices and remembers information when you are not actively trying to do so, and influences your behaviour even though you do not realize it: The memory was buried deep within my subconscious.Science of psychology and psychoanalysisMind and personalityMind and personalityScience of psychology and psychoanalysis
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