Definition of preconsciousness in US English:



  • See preconscious

    • ‘Metaphorically, Daniels descends into blackness, his own preconsciousness, beyond the Freudian barrier screening the unconscious from the conscious that controls voluntary movement and mental attention.’
    • ‘He does not fully realize the meaning of an object's essence, but such intuition drives him on a quest for clarity and understanding of the ‘natural’ or ‘naive’ viewpoint present in his preconsciousness.’