subthreshold

[ suhb-thresh-ohld, -thresh-hohld ]
/ sʌbˈθrɛʃ oʊld, -ˈθrɛʃ hoʊld /

adjective Psychology, Physiology.

(of a stimulus) too weak to produce a response.

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Origin of subthreshold

First recorded in 1940–45; sub- + threshold
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