The Collaborative International Dictionary
Anoetic \An`o*et"ic\, a. [Gr. ? unthinkable; ? priv. + ? perceptible, thinkable.]
(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