liminality


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lim·i·nal

 (lĭm′ə-nəl)
adj.
1. Intermediate between two states, conditions, or regions; transitional or indeterminate: "While doctors operate, she hangs suspended in the liminal space between life and death" (Jeremy Eichler).
2. Existing at the limen. Used of stimuli.

[Latin līmen, līmin-, threshold + -al.]

lim′i·nal′i·ty (-năl′ĭ-tē) n.
lim′i·nal·ly adv.
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