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A threshold below which a stimulus is not perceived or is not distinguished from another.
lower limit, starting point, minimum, marginView synonyms
- ‘The approach of death - or a willed approach to the radius of death - brings the subject to the limen of that void.’
- ‘One enters into ritual time and ritual space by passing over a limen, a threshold, such as one finds at a doorway.’
- ‘Academics call it ‘liminality’, from the Latin limen - the line separating, or failing to separate, Arthur from Martha.’
Mid 17th century: from Latin, ‘threshold’.
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