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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.


a. 1 Of or relating to anoesis. 2 (cx rare English) unthinkable; incapable of being think