|threshold (ˈθrɛʃəʊld, ˈθrɛʃˌhəʊld)|
|1.||Also called: doorsill a sill, esp one made of stone or hardwood, placed at a doorway|
|2.||any doorway or entrance|
|3.||the starting point of an experience, event, or venture: on the threshold of manhood|
|4.||psychol absolute threshold Compare difference threshold the strength at which a stimulus is just perceived: the threshold of consciousness|
|5.||a. a level or point at which something would happen, would cease to happen, or would take effect, become true, etc|
|b. (as modifier): threshold price; threshold effect|
|6.||a. the minimum intensity or value of a signal, etc, that will produce a response or specified effect: a frequency threshold|
|b. (as modifier): a threshold current|
|7.||(modifier) designating or relating to a pay agreement, clause, etc, that raises wages to compensate for increases in the cost of living|
|[Old English therscold; related to Old Norse threskoldr, Old High German driscubli, Old Swedish thriskuldi]|
threshold thresh·old (thrěsh'ōld', -hōld')
The place or point of beginning; the outset.
The lowest point at which a stimulus begins to produce a sensation.
The minimal stimulus that produces excitation of any structure, eliciting a motor response.
(1.) Heb. miphtan, probably a projecting beam at a higher point than the threshold proper (1 Sam. 5:4,5; Ezek. 9:3; 10:4,18; 46:2; 47:1); also rendered "door" and "door-post." (2.) 'Asuppim, pl. (Neh. 12:25), rendered correctly "storehouses" in the Revised Version. In 1 Chr. 26:15, 17 the Authorized Version retains the word as a proper name, while in the Revised Version it is translated "storehouses."