liminal


lim·i·nal

adjective \ˈli-mə-nəl\

Definition of LIMINAL

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>

Origin of LIMINAL

Latin limin-, limen threshold
First Known Use: 1884

Other Psychology Terms

fetish, hypochondria, intelligence, mania, narcissism, neurosis, pathological, psychosis, schadenfreude, subliminal

Rhymes with LIMINAL

lim·i·nal

adjective \ˈlim-ən-əl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of LIMINAL

1
: of or relating to a sensory threshold <liminal research>
2
: situated at a sensory threshold : barely perceptible <observation of liminal hues is beset with difficulties—Elsie Murray>

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