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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun threshold:
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Definition of the noun threshold
What does threshold mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: thresholds
- the starting point for a new state or experience
- the smallest detectable sensation
- lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
- synonym of threshold: limen
- more generic terms: aesthesis / esthesis / sensation / sense datum / sense experience / sense impression = an unelaborated elementary awareness of stimulation
- more specific terms:
- the entrance (the space in a wall) through which you enter or leave a room or building; the space that a door can close
- lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
- synonyms of threshold: door / doorway / room access
- more generic words: entrance / entranceway / entree / entry / entryway = something that provides access
- more specific terms: exterior door / outside door = a doorway that allows entrance to or exit from a building
- part of: wall = an architectural partition with a height and length greater than its thickness
- the sill of a door; a horizontal piece of wood or stone that forms the bottom of a doorway and offers support when passing through a doorway
- lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
- synonyms of threshold: doorsill / doorstep
- more generic word: sill = structural member consisting of a continuous horizontal timber forming the lowest member of a framework or supporting structure
- part of: door / doorway / room access = the entrance (the space in a wall) through which you enter or leave a room or building
- a region marking a boundary
Alternative definition of the noun threshold
- The bottom-most part of a doorway that one crosses to enter; a sill.
- [context: by extension] An entrance
- The start of the landing area of a runway
- [engineering] The quantitative point at which an action is triggered, especially a lower limit
- The wage or salary at which income tax becomes due
- The outset of an action or project
- The point where one mentally or physically is vulnerable in response to provocation or to particular things in general. As in emotions, stress, or pain.
Specialised definition of the noun threshold
Glossary of management / IT service management / problem management
a pre-determined limit to the number of incidents attributable to a single problem or known error, or to the time for which an incident, problem or known error is outstanding, at which escalation procedures are invoked
Glossary of pesticide
concentration of a pesticide in an organism or environmental compartment below which an adverse effect is not expected
Glossary of sports
the point at which something starts, e.g. where something can be perceived by the body or where a drug starts to have an effect (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)
the point at which a sensation is strong enough to be sensed by the sensory nerves (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)
- "Threshold" is a 2003 Sci-Fi Pictures original film adaptation of the 1958 black and white science fiction film It! The Terror from Beyond Space. The film stars Nicholas Lea, Jamie Luner and Steve Bacic. Other notable cast members include Teryl Rothery, television mogul Stephen J. Cannell and Gloria Slade.
- countries: United States of America, Canada
- language: English Language
- directors: Charles Calvin Bowman & Chuck Bowman
- genres: Science Fiction, Thriller, Television film
- released on (12 years ago)
- "Threshold" is a 1981 drama/science fiction film from Canada, directed by Richard Pearce. It starred Donald Sutherland and Jeff Goldblum. The film was nominated for eight Genie Awards in 1983 and won three of them. Sutherland also won best actor at the 1982 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival for his performance.
- country: Canada
- language: English Language
- producers: Jon Slan & Michael Burns
- production design by Anne Pritchard
- cinematography by Michel Brault
- edited by Susan Martin
- music by Micky Erbe, Maribeth Solomon
- genres: Science Fiction, Drama
- released in (34 years ago)
- Genie Award for Best Motion Picture nomination for Jon Slan & Michael Burns
- Genie Award for Best Achievement in Cinematography nomination for Michel Brault
- Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role nomination for Donald Sutherland
- Genie Award for Best Achievement in Overall Sound nomination for Bryan Day, Jack Heeren, Paul Coombe & Allen Ormerod
- Genie Award for Best Achievement in Music - Original Score nomination for Micky Erbe & Maribeth Solomon
- Genie Award for Best Achievement in Art Direction/Production Design nomination for Anne Pritchard
- Genie Award for Best Achievement in Sound Editing nomination for Bruce Nyznik, Sharon Lackie, Tony Currie
- Genie Award for Best Performance by a Foreign Actor nomination for Jeff Goldblum
- Genie Award for Best Performance by a Foreign Actress nomination for Mare Winningham
- Genie Award for Best Achievement in Editing nomination for Susan Martin
- Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, received by Donald Sutherland
- Genie Award for Best Achievement in Cinematography, received by Michel Brault
- "Threshold" is a film.
Phrases with Threshold
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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Threshold
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EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY (2012)
by HARDEEP KAUR SHERGILL
The absolute threshold is the least intense stimulus in a given modality that is detectable.
Stereoscopic Vision by Ian P. Howard, Brian J. Rogers
Ideally, the diplopia threshold is the mean of the fusion and refusion limits. However, the diplopia...
The diplopia threshold is a radius ofthe fusional area, and the fusion range is a diameter of the fusional area. The fusional range is larger for ...
Managing Agile (2015)
Strategy, Implementation, Organisation and People by Alan Moran
The upper risk threshold is that level beyond which urgent and immediate risk mitigation activity would need to be initiated. This embodies an uncomfortable level of uncertainty with which the organisation would have difficulty coping with.
A Systems Approach, Second Edition by Stephen J. Guastello
Threshold Concepts An absolute threshold is the minimum value of a stimulus that can be detected. A light does not get any dimmer before you cannot see it at all. A sound is never quieter, or weights on your hand ever lighter. In early times it ...
8th International Conference, ICIAP '95, San Remo, Italy, September 13 - 15, 1995. Proceedings by Carlo Braccini, Leila DeFloriani, Gianni Vernazza
The threshold is the minimum acceptable gradient modulus. Due to the fluctuation of the...
As we will show, the threshold is a function of edge characteristics and of the properties of the edge detector. Consequently, it is not easy to find a ...
Engagements With The World (2013)
Emotions And Human Nature by Ron Leifer MD MA
A low threshold is an advantage to hunter-gatherers, soldiers, and athletes, who require a rapid-response reflex. A high threshold is a disadvantage in these circumstances.
by M.B. Holness
The percolation threshold is that value of ...
by Semih Otles
DETECTION THRESHOLD Hypothetically, the detection or absolute threshold is the minimum physical energy level of a stimulus necessary for perceptual detection or awareness; and it implies that there is a clear-cut level of physical ...
17th European Conference, EvoApplications 2014, Granada, Spain, April 23-25, 2014, Revised Selected Papers by Anna I. Esparcia-Alcázar, Antonio M. Mora
Decision is an integer, Positive or Negative implemented Threshold is a real number Fig. 1. The Backus Normal Form of EDDIE 8 only to evaluate ...
by Christina Pratt
Threshold Guardian snare malevolent spirits and demons. The thread cross, or mdos, is made from two (or more) sticks crossed and bound to form a cross structure. The central vertical stick is called the srog shing, or “life tree," believed to be a ...
by Waldemar Karwowski
FIGURE 3 Exemplary representation of the IRTTS (Integrated Restitution Temporary Threshold Shift). Physiological Costs of Noise Exposure: Temporary Threshold Shifts min Exposure. 1 0 dB at 250 Hz or 30 dB at 64 Hz, ...
by Jack Cazes
Absorbance Threshold Setting an absorbance threshold improves the accuracy of spectral comparison by screening out spectra near the signal baseline. These spectra tend to have a relatively high degree of noise, which adversely affects the ...
Encyclopedia of Spirits (2010)
by Judika Illes
Thresholds exist everywhere: for example, the seashore is the threshold between land and ocean, the liminal, transitional area where earth meets water. Hedgerows were once the threshold between wilderness and civilization. Your mouth is ...
by C. C. Lee
Threshold limit value (TLV): The concentration of an airborne substance that a healthy person can be exposed to for a 40-hour work week without adverse effect ; a workplace exposure standard (FFDCA/pesticide-04). Threshold limit value ...
The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney ... rev. & enl. under the superintendence of Benjamin E. Smith (1911)
tserskel, threshold; the variations of form indicate that the terminal element was not ...
by Christopher G. Morris, Academic Press
threshold thrombocytopenia threshold Building Engineering. 1. the sill of a doorway. 2. the entry or exit area of a building or structure. Physics, a value or quantity of some parameter at which a reaction, breakdown, transition, or avalanche ...
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- Threshold Building in Gig Harbor, WA
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- Threshold Meaning
Video shows what threshold means. The bottom-most part of a doorway that one crosses to enter; a sill.. An entrance. The start of the landing area of a runway.
- VOCABULARY level threshold for near perfect GRE verbal scores (ie. sentence completitions)
This is a video that will provide you with information on the level of vocabulary used on the GRE for people scoring near perfect or perfect scores on the GRE ...
- MOSFET threshold voltage: Definition, extraction, and some applications
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- Raw and unedited explanation of The Carb Threshold Solution
- CCCN Vocabulary Podcast Series: Threshold
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- Soybean Insects - Description, Damage, Threshold and Scouting Techniques
Presented by Tim Reed, Extension Entomologist. This video covers all major and some minor insect pests of soybeans. Treatment threshold levels are ...
- Verb - Threshold Ascendancy
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Scrabble value of T1H4R1E1S1H4O1L1D2
The value of this 9-letter word is 16 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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