What is threshold?

  • (noun): The starting point for a new state or experience.
    Example: "On the threshold of manhood"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on threshold, thresholds:

SES-2 Enclosure Management - Thresholds
... Like SES, SES-2 establishes two types of thresholds for elements with limited sensing capability, like voltage, temperature, current etcetera critical and warning ... in the case of temperature we may have High critical threshold 57c High warning threshold 50c Low warning threshold 7c Low critical threshold 0c When managed ...
Contracts Of Employment Act 1963 - Act's Provisions
... In its final form, the Act required a weekly hours threshold of 21 hours before an employee would fall within its protective sphere ... were "nearly all women with domestic responsibilities." That threshold was carried into the Redundancy Payments Act 1965 and the Industrial Relations Act ... But for notice and terms of employment the threshold was gradually lowered and then abolished after it was found incompatible with the Equal Treatment ...
Threshold - Other Meanings
... Threshold (online game), a roleplaying enforced MUD Displaced threshold, an aviation term Election threshold, a concept in voting systems Poverty thresholds (United States Census ...
List Of Magic: The Gathering Keywords - Ability Words - Threshold
... This ability was originally written Threshold — ability ... cards in the graveyard, his or her cards gain any threshold abilities they might have ... A player can't activate an ability tied to threshold unless he or she has seven or more cards in the graveyard ...
Seizure Threshold
... A seizure threshold is the balance between excitatory and inhibitory forces in the brain which affects how susceptible one is to seizures ... with epilepsy or certain other neurological conditions are vulnerable to sudden new seizures if the threshold is upset, and so must be especially careful and compliant with their therapeutic drug regimen ... Zyban) and the analgesic tramadol (Ultram, Ultram ER, Ultracet) can lower the seizure threshold ...

More definitions of "threshold":

  • (noun): The smallest detectable sensation.
    Synonyms: limen
  • (noun): The sill of a door; a horizontal piece of wood or stone that forms the bottom of a doorway and offer support when passing through a doorway.
    Synonyms: doorsill, doorstep
  • (noun): The entrance (the space in a wall) through which you enter or leave a room or building; the space that a door can close.
    Synonyms: doorway, door, room access
  • (noun): A region marking a boundary.
    Synonyms: brink, verge

Famous quotes containing the word threshold:

    Much of modern art is devoted to lowering the threshold of what is terrible. By getting us used to what, formerly, we could not bear to see or hear, because it was too shocking, painful, or embarrassing, art changes morals.
    Susan Sontag (b. 1933)

    Happy is that mother whose ability to help her children continues on from babyhood and manhood into maturity. Blessed is the son who need not leave his mother at the threshold of the world’s activities, but may always and everywhere have her blessing and her help. Thrice blessed are the son and the mother between whom there exists an association not only physical and affectional, but spiritual and intellectual, and broad and wise as is the scope of each being.
    Lydia Hoyt Farmer (1842–1903)

    I had a good talk with Alcott this afternoon. He is certainly the youngest man of his age we have seen,—just on the threshold of life. When I looked at his gray hairs, his conversation sounded pathetic; but I looked again, and they reminded me of the gray dawn.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)