- of, relating to, or situated at the limen.
Origin of liminal
< Latin līmin-
(stem of līmen
) threshold + -al1
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Historical Examples of liminal
Meantime we are aware also of a substratum of fragmentary automatic, liminal ideas, of which we take small account.
This may be technically expressed by saying that the liminal intensity (Schwelle) is raised during sleep.
British Dictionary definitions for liminal
- 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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Word Origin and History for liminal
1884, from Latin limen "threshold, cross-piece, sill" (see limit (n.)) + -al (1). Related: Liminality.
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