the learning of lessons heard during sleep


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    [hip-nuh-pee-dee-uh] /ˌhɪp nəˈpi di ə/ noun 1. . n. also hypnopaedia, “sleep-learning,” 1932, from Greek hypnos “sleep” (see somnolence) + paideia “education” (see pedo-).

  • Hypnophobia

    hypnophobia hyp·no·pho·bi·a (hĭp’nə-fō’bē-ə) n. An abnormal fear of falling asleep. hyp’no·pho’bic adj.

  • Hypnopompic

    [hip-nuh-pom-pik] /ˌhɪp nəˈpɒm pɪk/ adjective, Psychology. 1. of or relating to the semiconscious state prior to complete wakefulness. /ˌhɪpnəʊˈpɒmpɪk/ adjective 1. (psychol) relating to the state existing between sleep and full waking, characterized by the persistence of dreamlike imagery See also hypnagogic adj. pertaining to the state of consciousness when awaking from sleep, 1901, from […]

  • Hypnos

    [hip-nos] /ˈhɪp nɒs/ noun 1. the ancient Greek god of sleep. /ˈhɪpnɒs/ noun 1. (Greek myth) the god of sleep Roman counterpart Somnus Compare Morpheus

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