Meaning of subconscious

sub•con•scious

Pronunciation: (sub-kon'shus), [key]
— adj.
  1. existing or operating in the mind beneath or beyond consciousness:Cf. the subconscious self.
  2. imperfectly or not wholly conscious: subconscious motivations.
—n.
  1. the totality of mental processes of which the individual is not aware; unreportable mental activities.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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