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Wordnet 3.0


1. below the threshold of conscious perception;

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Subliminal \Sub*lim"i*nal\, a. [Pref. sub- + L. limen threshold.] 1. (Philos.) Existing in the mind, but below the surface or threshold of consciousness; that is, existing as feeling rather than as clear ideas. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. having or using an intensity of sensory stimulus insufficient to be perceived consciously, but having an effect on unconscious mental processes; as, subliminal advertising. Note: The existence of such an effect is still not universally accepted. [PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

subliminal adj 1: below the threshold of conscious perception