Meaning of preconscious

pre•con•scious

Pronunciation: (prē-kon'shus), [key]
— adj.
  1. absent from but capable of being readily brought into consciousness.
  2. occurring prior to the development of consciousness.
—n.
  1. the preconscious portion of the mind; foreconscious.
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