[ lim-uh-nl, lahy-muh- ]
/ ˈlɪm ə nl, ˈlaɪ mə- /
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
This may be technically expressed by saying that the liminal intensity (Schwelle) is raised during sleep.Illusions|James Sully
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
British Dictionary definitions for liminal
/ (ˈlɪmɪnəl) /
psychol relating to the point (or threshold) beyond which a sensation becomes too faint to be experienced
Word Origin for liminal
C19: from Latin līmen threshold
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Medicine definitions for liminal
[ lĭm′ə-nəl ]
Relating to a threshold.
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