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[mass noun] Learning by hearing while asleep or under hypnosis.
- ‘At one point, yet another simultaneous situation is added to the collage of dialogue: the voices of hypnopaedia.’
- ‘Lenina, true to her hypnopaedia, remarks what an ugly color khaki is.’
- ‘He was the catalyst for the discovery of hypnopaedia, or sleep-teaching.’
- ‘We may need to shock her into unconsciousness and reinstate hypnopaedia during this final month.’
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