liminal
adjective Etymology: Latin limin-, limen threshold Date: 1884 1. of or relating to a sensory threshold 2. barely perceptible 3. of, relating to, or being an intermediate state, phase, or condition ; in-between, transitional <
in the liminal state between life and death — Deborah Jowitt
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  • liminal — liminal, ale, aux [ liminal, o ] adj. • déb. XXe; angl. liminal, lat. limen « seuil » ♦ Physiol., psychol. Qui est au niveau du seuil de perception (c. à d. tout juste perceptible) (cf. Subliminal). ● liminal, liminale, liminaux adjectif ( …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • liminal — liminál adj. m., pl. limináli; f. sg. liminálă, pl. liminále Trimis de siveco, 15.01.2007. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  LIMINÁL, Ă adj. care se situează la o limită sau la un prag senzorial, liminar (2). (< fr …   Dicționar Român

  • liminal — adj. 1. of or pertaining to a limen, especially a sensory threshhold. See {liminality}. [PJC] 2. marginally perceptible. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • liminal — (adj.) 1884, from L. limen threshold, cross piece, sill (see LIMIT (Cf. limit) (n.)) + AL (Cf. al) (1). Related: Liminality …   Etymology dictionary

  • liminal — [lim′i nəl, lī′minəl] adj. 1. Physiol. Psychol. of or at the limen, or threshold 2. at a boundary or transitional point between two conditions, stages in a process, ways of life, etc. liminality n …   English World dictionary

  • Liminal — In neurolgy, at the threshold of perception to a sensory stimulus. In other words, just barely perceptible to the senses. Liminal comes from the Latin noun limen meaning threshold. It makes sense, then, that liminal applies to the idea of a… …   Medical dictionary

  • liminal — ˈlimənəl, ˈlīm adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary limin (from Latin limin , limen threshold) + al more at limen 1. : of or relating to the limen liminal research …   Useful english dictionary

  • liminal — {{#}}{{LM L23878}}{{〓}} {{[}}liminal{{]}} ‹li·mi·nal› {{《}}▍ adj.inv.{{》}} {{♂}}En psicología,{{♀}} que se halla dentro de los límites de lo que se puede percibir: • Muchos mensajes publicitarios no son liminales sino subliminales, porque escapan …   Diccionario de uso del español actual con sinónimos y antónimos

  • liminal — ► adjetivo literario Liminar, del umbral. * * * liminal adj. Psi. Se aplica a lo que se está en el umbral de lo perceptible …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • liminal — adj. [L. limen, threshold] Pertaining to threshold; see subliminal …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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