from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Lacking awareness and the capacity for sensory perception; not conscious.
- adj. Temporarily lacking consciousness.
- adj. Occurring in the absence of conscious awareness or thought: unconscious resentment; unconscious fears.
- adj. Without conscious control; involuntary or unintended: an unconscious mannerism.
- n. The division of the mind in psychoanalytic theory containing elements of psychic makeup, such as memories or repressed desires, that are not subject to conscious perception or control but that often affect conscious thoughts and behavior.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Not awake.
- adj. Without directed thought or awareness.
- adj. engaged in skilled performance without conscious control.
- n. The unconscious mind
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Not conscious; having no consciousness or power of mental perception; without cerebral appreciation; hence, not knowing or regarding; ignorant.
- adj. Not known or apprehended by consciousness; resulting from neural activity of which a person is not aware.
- adj. Having no knowledge by experience; -- followed by of.
- adj. Unintentional.
- n. Usually the unconscious; that part of the mind in which mental processes occur that are not accesible to the awareness, but may significantly influence behavior.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not conscious.
- Not conscious to one's self; not self-conscious; not knowing; not perceiving; unaware; hence, regardless; heedless: as, unconscious of guilt or error.
- Not known or perceived as existing in one's self; not felt: as, unconscious generosity.
- Not possessing consciousness; non-conscious.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. without conscious volition
- adj. (followed by `of') not knowing or perceiving
- adj. not conscious; lacking awareness and the capacity for sensory perception as if asleep or dead
- n. that part of the mind wherein psychic activity takes place of which the person is unaware
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