Meaning of unconscious


Pronunciation: (un-kon'shus), [key]
— adj.
  1. not conscious; without awareness, sensation, or cognition.
  2. temporarily devoid of consciousness.
  3. not perceived at the level of awareness; occurring below the level of conscious thought: an unconscious impulse.
  4. not consciously realized, planned, or done; without conscious volition or intent: an unconscious social slight.
  5. not endowed with mental faculties: the unconscious stones.
  1. the part of the mind containing psychic material that is only rarely accessible to awareness but that has a pronounced influence on behavior.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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