Definition of subliminal adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌsʌbˈlɪmɪnl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsʌbˈlɪmɪnl//
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affecting your mind even though you are not aware of it subliminal advertising music containing subliminal messages Rumours of a subliminal message in the song have never been proved. There are strict laws against subliminal advertising. See related entries: Marketing Word Origin late 19th cent.: from sub- ‘below’ + Latin limen, limin- ‘threshold’ + -al.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: subliminal