limen

[lahy-muhn]
noun, plural limens, limina [lim-uh-nuh] .
threshold ( def 4 ).

Origin:
1890–95; < Latin līmen

Dictionary.com Unabridged

liman

[li-mahn, -man] .
noun Geology.
1.
a muddy lagoon, marsh, or lake near the mouth of a river behind part of the delta and more or less protected from open water by a barrier or spit.
2.
an area of mud or silt deposited near the mouth of a river.

Origin:
1855–60; < Russian limán estuary, coastal salt lake < Turkish or Crimean Tatar < Medieval Greek liménion, liménas (compare Greek limḗn harbor)

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To limen
Collins
World English Dictionary
limen (ˈlaɪmɛn)
 
n , pl limens, limina
psychol another term for threshold See also liminal
 
[C19: from Latin]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
American Heritage
Medical Dictionary

limen li·men (lī'mən)
n. pl. li·mens or lim·i·na (lĭm'ə-nə)

  1. The threshold of a physiological or psychological response.

  2. The external opening of a canal; an entrance.


lim'i·nal (lĭm'ə-nəl) adj.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
Example sentences
Mature magnolia and pine trees shad eth es ite, comp limen ted by mature plan tings.
Related Words
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature