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"subconscious" in British English

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subconsciousnoun [S]

uk   /ˌsʌbˈkɒn.ʃəs/  us   /-ˈkɑːn-/
the ​part of ​yourmind that ​notices and ​remembersinformation when you are not ​activelytrying to do so, and ​influencesyourbehavioureven though you do not ​realize it: The ​memory was ​burieddeep within my subconscious.

subconsciousadjective [before noun]

uk   /ˌsʌbˈkɒn.ʃəs/  us   /-ˈkɑːn-/
relating to this ​part of ​yourmind: subconscious ​thoughts/​fears Such ​memoriesexist only on/at the subconscious ​level. Our subconscious mindregisters things which ​ourconsciousmind is not ​aware of.
adverb uk   us   /-li/
C2 I ​think I must have ​known subconsciously that something was going on between them.
(Definition of subconscious from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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subconsciousadjective [not gradable]

 us   /sʌbˈkɑn·ʃəs/
relating to ​thoughts and ​feelings that ​exist in the ​mind and ​influenceyourbehavioralthough you are not ​aware of them: On some subconscious ​level he ​wants to make her ​miserable.
noun [U]  us   /sʌbˈkɑn·ʃəs/
My subconscious ​works on things while I’m ​asleep.
adverb [not gradable]  us   /sʌbˈkɑn·ʃəs·li/
When ​peoplesee these ​pictures, they subconsciously ​think of ​theirchildhoods.
(Definition of subconscious from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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