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## threshold

1. Psychol the strength at which a stimulus is just perceived
2.
a. the minimum intensity or value of a signal, etc., that will produce a response or specified effect
b. (as modifier): a threshold current

## Threshold

A strip fastened to the floor beneath a door, to cover the joint where two types of floor materials meet or to provide weather protection.

## What does it mean when you dream about a threshold?

A threshold is a symbol for passing from one state or condition to the next, indicating a transition in some aspect of the dreamer’s life.

## threshold

[′thresh‚hōld]
(building construction)
A piece of stone, wood, or metal that lies under an outside door.
(electronics)
In a modulation system, the smallest value of carrier-to-noise ratio at the input to the demodulator for all values above which a small percentage change in the input carrier-to-noise ratio produces a substantially equal or smaller percentage change in the output signal-to-noise ratio.
(engineering)
The least value of a current, voltage, or other quantity that produces the minimum detectable response in an instrument or system.
(geology)
(mathematics)
A logic operator such that, if P, Q, R, S, … are statements, then the threshold will be true if at least N statements are true, false otherwise.
(physics)
The minimum level of some input quantity needed for some process to take place, such as a threshold energy for a reaction, or the minimum level of pumping at which a laser can go into self-excited oscillation.
(physiology)
The minimum level of a stimulus that will evoke a response in an irritable tissue.

## threshold

1. A strip fastened to the floor beneath a door, usually required to cover the joint where two types of floor material meet; may provide weather protection at exterior doors. Also See doorsill.
2. In illumination engineering, the value of physical stimulus which permits an object to be seen a specified percentage of the time with specified accuracy.

## threshold

The beginning of that portion of the runway usable for landing (ICAO). On instrument runways, it is indicated by long stripes followed by the runway designation marking. The number of stripes is dependent on the width of the runway.

## threshold

(1) The point at which a signal (voltage, current, etc.) is perceived as valid.

(2) (Threshold) The code name for Windows 10.
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I have a high pain threshold and would not normally cry but I thought I had done something serious.
They typically demonstrate aggression toward other dogs, unrelenting bravery, a high pain threshold and a willingness to fight to the death, the American Kennel Club reports on its Web site.
Flournoy is well-known for his high pain threshold.
I have a high pain threshold and I can strap up the finger when it's back in decent shape.
A lot of things happened over the years physically, but I've got a high pain threshold and I've got to say I loved that (wrestling) role.
In addition to his skill as a player, Williams is famous for his high pain threshold and one specific injury during a game with the All Blacks in 1978 saw him stitch up a hole in his cheek and return to the pitch to play.
He has a high pain threshold, and even drove home when he fractured his lower leg a couple of years ago, but this has been very different and he has needed the morphine.
He can apply himself to do a tremendous amount of training, and he has a very high pain threshold.
Under the guidance of three expert tutors, Kasper will have to learn every move in the wrestlers armoury, as well as develop bags of attitude, and an uncharacteristically high pain threshold.

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