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anoetic


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Anoetic  \An`o*et"ic\,  a.  [Gr.  ?  unthinkable;  ?  priv.  +  ? 
  perceptible,  thinkable.] 
  1.  Unthinkable.  [Rare] 
 
  2.  (Psychol.)  Not  subject  to  conscious  attention;  having  an 
  indefinite,  relatively  passive,  conscious  being 
  characteristic  of  the  ``fringe''  or  ``margin''  of 
  consciousness. 
 
  Presentation  considered  as  having  an  existence 
  relatively  independent  of  thought,  may  be  called 
  sentience,  or  anoetic  consciousness.  Thought  and 
  sentience  are  fundamentally  distinct  mental 
  functions.  --G.  F.  Stout.