threshold effect definition, threshold effect meaning | English dictionary




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  
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     
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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not matter; have no value or effect; be useless
fairly large, especially large enough to have an effect or be important
[US] The series has aroused considerable interest.
At a point where you know you have to make a decision that not only effects your life, not only the life of the objects you love but the ones that you consider as well. More than one crux will certainly cause an individual to have a dilemma or two.


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