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subliminal

adjective uk   /ˌsʌbˈlɪm.ɪ.nəl/ us  
not recognized or understood by the conscious mind, but still having an influence on it: The prime minister was interviewed in front of a factory to give the subliminal message that he was a man of the people. Subliminal advertising uses indirect ways of influencing people to be attracted to a product, such as using a picture of a farm to advertise food to suggest that it is fresh.
Translations of “subliminal”
in Chinese (Traditional) 下意識的,潛意識的, (廣告)隱性的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 下意识的,潜意识的, (广告)隐性的…
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