- of, relating to, or situated at the limen.
Origin of liminal
1880–85; < Latin līmin- (stem of līmen) threshold + -al1
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Examples from the Web for liminal
Meantime we are aware also of a substratum of fragmentary automatic, liminal ideas, of which we take small account.Human Personality and its Survival of Bodily Death
Frederick W. H. Myers
This may be technically expressed by saying that the liminal intensity (Schwelle) is raised during sleep.Illusions
- psychol relating to the point (or threshold) beyond which a sensation becomes too faint to be experienced
C19: from Latin līmen threshold
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Word Origin and History for liminal
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Relating to a threshold.
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