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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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Even though the Otherworld in typical fairy tales is not located at one specific point, but can be found at various places overlapping the ordinary world, the fact than one has to access it through a limen suggests that there is some sort of separation between the two, and the limen serves as a hallmark signifying the transition between the two.
As we step onto the path, we find ourselves at the limen of past and future; we are in the immediate present.
For both van Gennep and Turner, initiates in rites of passage must go through three basic stages: separation, limen, and reincorporation.
The terminology is borrowed from anthropology; for Victor Turner (following Arnold van Gennep's example), the limen is the midpoint in a three-stage rite of passage often observed in societies ruled by ritual.
This is known as liminality, and the term which derives from the Latin limen, a doorway, is summarized practically by Van Gennep (1960:20):
it was named Smhrm--perhaps after a Hadrami king (KR 1, 21-25) and known in the Periplus as Moskha Limen.
The term limen, meaning threshold in Latin, permeates various parts of the poem, although it does not herald an altogether new experience in all cases of its usage.
The reviewer may be forgiven for his liberties with translation here at the limen of language, expressing Professor Schenkel's Virgilian apprehension of Conradian depths.
Though we never put it that way, ever, for in the end, the ritual limen (the "inter- view") places us, visibly, there where the integration of our elemental being into the quotidian is-- how can one put it?
Saranno privilegiati, quindi, la frons e il limen libelli, ossia le zone editoriali tradizionalmente deputate ad informare e rendere beneuolum e attentum il lettore; non saranno presi in esame, invece, gli epigrammi con funzioni chiaramente prefatorie/dedicatorie o di accompagnamento disseminati all'interno di opere o di raccolte epigrammatiche, secondo una pratica ampiamente diffusa e documentata gia a partire dalla Corona di Meleagro fino a Marziale, agli Epigrammata Bobiensia e all'Anthologia Latina.

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