subliminal[sub lim′ə nəl]
An example of subliminal used as an adjective is the phrase "subliminal message," which means a message that may be remembered even if the person was not consciously aware of the message.
Origin of subliminalsee sub- and amp; limen and amp; -al
- Below the threshold of conscious perception. Used of stimuli.
- Inadequate to produce conscious awareness but able to evoke a response: subliminal propaganda.
Origin of subliminalsub– + Latin līmen, līmin-, threshold.
(comparative more subliminal, superlative most subliminal)