WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
collective unconscious, 
  • Psychology(in Jungian psychology) inborn unconscious psychic material common to humankind, accumulated by the experience of all preceding generations.
  • Cf.  archetype (def. 2).
    • 1915–20

    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
    collective unconscious n
    1. (in Jungian psychological theory) a part of the unconscious mind incorporating patterns of memories, instincts, and experiences common to all mankind. These patterns are inherited, may be arranged into archetypes, and are observable through their effects on dreams, behaviour, etc
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