absolute threshold


Definition of absolute threshold

: the smallest magnitude at which a sensory stimulus can reliably evoke a sensation

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First Known Use of absolute threshold

1892, in the meaning defined above

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“Absolute threshold.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/absolute%20threshold. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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