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n. pl. li·mens or lim·i·na (lĭm′ə-nə)
The point at which a stimulus is strong enough to produce a physiological or psychological response.

[Latin līmen, threshold.]


n, pl limens or limina (ˈlɪmɪnə)
(Psychology) psychol another term for threshold4 See also liminal
[C19: from Latin]


(ˈθrɛʃ oʊld, ˈθrɛʃ hoʊld)

1. the sill of a doorway.
2. the entrance to a house or building.
3. any point of entering or beginning: the threshold of a new career.
4. Also called limen. the point at which a stimulus is of sufficient intensity to begin to produce an effect: the threshold of consciousness; a low threshold of pain.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English threscold, threscwald, c. Old Norse threskǫldr; akin to thresh in old sense “trample, tread”; -old, -wald unexplained]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.limen - the smallest detectable sensation
aesthesis, esthesis, sensation, sense datum, sense experience, sense impression - an unelaborated elementary awareness of stimulation; "a sensation of touch"
absolute threshold - the lowest level of stimulation that a person can detect
difference limen, difference threshold, differential limen, differential threshold - the smallest change in stimulation that a person can detect
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Clement Limen, of North Court, Quayside, Sligo town, was convicted after a trial at the Central Criminal Court.
Rites of passage (ROP), as discussed by Turner, encompass three general phases: separation, limen, and reaggregation.
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The word "liminal" comes from the Latin root limen, which means "threshold" or "doorway.
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The M1 ends at the limen insulae where it sharply turns superiorly and posteriorly and divide to form the M2 segment.
Quien mas ha hecho para incorporar el concepto en los debates de arte contemporaneo ha sido Susan Broadhurst, en su libro Liminal Acts, donde acepta el estimulo de Turner, aunque enfatizando el limen "corporeo, tecnologico y ctonico" (12; traduccion del autor).
Accompagnee d'un orchestre ou plastronnait une nuee de jeunes musiciens au talent affirme, elle gratifie les invites d'une serie de qcid tout aussi sublimes les unes que les autres, a l'instar d'[beaucoup moins que] El Kelb bat Sali [beaucoup plus grand que], [beaucoup moins que] Limen nechtki [beaucoup plus grand que] qu'elle dedie au grand maitre du chant nedromi [beaucoup moins que] Ya ahl ezzine El Fassi [beaucoup plus grand que], Sidna Mustapha.
Taken from the word limen, which means threshold, Turner at first used the term liminality to refer the middle phase of initiatory rituals or "rites of passage", as described by Arnold van Gennep, in which the initiate is removed from society, stripped of status, and undergoes various ordeals, afterward to emerge transformed and integrated into society with a new status.
Es un libro escrito en ingles y dedicado, como la mayoria de las obras del autor, al problema de vivir y de escribir en los margenes, en los umbrales, en las fronteras de la lengua, en el exilio, en el limen (20).
The limen dwells on the edge, the fringe of stratified systems and thus presents itself as a site for transgression of those dominant structures.