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the sum of the mental processes that take place without the person's conscious knowledge.
Synonym(s): subconscious mind
Etymology: L, sub, beneath, limen, threshold; AS, self
sub·lim·i·nal self(sŭb-limi-năl self)
Sum of the mental processes that take place without the person's conscious knowledge.
In psychoanalytical theory, part of the normal individual's personality in which mental processes function without consciousness, under normal waking conditions.