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"subliminal" in British English

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subliminaladjective

uk   us   /ˌsʌbˈlɪm.ɪ.nəl/
not ​recognized or ​understood by the ​consciousmind, but still having an ​influence on it: The ​leader was ​interviewed in ​front of a ​factory to give the subliminal message that he was a man of the ​people. Subliminal ​advertisingtries to ​influencepeople without them being ​aware of it, for ​example by ​showingmessages for such a ​shorttime that ​peopleread them without ​realizing that they have done so.
(Definition of subliminal from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"subliminal" in American English

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subliminaladjective

 us   /səbˈlɪm·ə·nəl/
not ​recognized or ​understood by the ​consciousmind, but still having an ​influence on it: a subliminal ​message
(Definition of subliminal from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"subliminal" in Business English

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subliminaladjective

uk   us   /ˌsʌbˈlɪmɪnəl/
not ​recognized or understood by the conscious mind, but still having an ​influence on it: The ​magazine is ​full of subliminal ​messages about the company's future.
(Definition of subliminal from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “subliminal”
in Chinese (Simplified) 下意识的,潜意识的, (广告)隐性的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 下意識的,潛意識的, (廣告)隱性的…
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