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threshold

  

      n  
1      (Also called)    doorsill   a sill, esp. one made of stone or hardwood, placed at a doorway  
2    any doorway or entrance  
3    the starting point of an experience, event, or venture  
on the threshold of manhood     
4      (Psychol)   the strength at which a stimulus is just perceived  
the threshold of consciousness         Compare       absolute threshold       difference threshold  
5   
a    a level or point at which something would happen, would cease to happen, or would take effect, become true, etc.  
b    (as modifier)  
threshold price, threshold effect     
6   
a    the minimum intensity or value of a signal, etc., that will produce a response or specified effect  
a frequency threshold     
b    (as modifier)  
a threshold current     
7    modifier   designating or relating to a pay agreement, clause, etc., that raises wages to compensate for increases in the cost of living,   (Related adj)        liminal  
     (Old English therscold; related to Old Norse threskoldr, Old High German driscubli, Old Swedish thriskuldi)  


absolute threshold  
      n     (Psychol)   the minimum intensity of a stimulus at which it can just be perceived  
   Compare       difference threshold  
difference threshold  
      n     (Psychol)   the minimum difference between two stimuli that is just detectable by a person  
nuclear threshold  
      n   the point in war at which a combatant brings nuclear weapons into use  
threshold agreement  
      n   an agreement between an employer and employees or their union to increase wages by a specified sum if inflation exceeds a specified level in a specified time  
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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
adj.
large enough to have an effect or be important
[US] The series has aroused considerable interest.
exp.
not matter; have no value or effect; be useless
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