subliminal advertising

subliminal advertising
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subliminal advertising UK US noun [U] MARKETING
advertising that uses images and sounds that the conscious mind is not aware of, in order to influence people and make them attracted to a product: »

Subliminal advertising is banned in the UK.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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