What does liminal mean?

liminal in AZ Dictionary

(a) related to a threshold or entry.
(a) concerning a newbie or first stage of an activity; inceptive; inchoative; marginal; insignificant.
(a) of or related to a limen, especially a sensory threshhold.
related to the limit or entry; therefore, relating to the start or first phase; inceptive; inchoative.
Specifically In psychophysics, pertaiuing to the stimulation limen or differential limen. See limen.

liminal in Community Dictionary

an email delivered right, but without a solid, commanding presense. See in addition superliminal by Eugenio DoyalReport definition

liminal in Medical Dictionary

In neurolgy, within threshold of perception to a sensory stimulus. This basically means, only scarcely perceptible towards the senses. by Elmira TorbertReport definition
"Liminal" originates from the Latin noun "limen" meaning "limit." It's a good idea, then, that "liminal" relates to the notion of a sensory threshold. "Subliminal" is below that threshold at which a result is created. by Debroah NeissReport definition

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