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English noun: threshold

1. threshold (time) the starting point for a new state or experience


SamplesOn the threshold of manhood.


Broader (hypernym)beginning, commencement, first, get-go, kickoff, offset, outset, showtime, start, starting time

2. threshold (cognition) the smallest detectable sensation


Synonymslimen


Broader (hypernym)aesthesis, esthesis, sensation, sense datum, sense experience, sense impression


Narrower (hyponym)absolute threshold, difference limen, difference threshold, differential limen, differential threshold

3. threshold (artifact) the entrance (the space in a wall) through which you enter or leave a room or building; the space that a door can close


SamplesHe stuck his head in the doorway.


Synonymsdoor, doorway, room access


Broader (hypernym)entrance, entranceway, entree, entry, entryway


Narrower (hyponym)exterior door, outside door


Part holonymcase, casing, door, doorcase, doorframe, doorsill, doorstep, threshold


Part meronymwall

4. threshold (artifact) the sill of a door; a horizontal piece of wood or stone that forms the bottom of a doorway and offers support when passing through a doorway


Synonymsdoorsill, doorstep


Broader (hypernym)sill


Part meronymdoor, doorway, room access, threshold

5. threshold (shape) a region marking a boundary


Synonymsbrink, verge


Broader (hypernym)bound, boundary, edge









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