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[lim-uh-nl, lahy-muh-] /ˈlɪm ə nl, ˈlaɪ mə-/

adjective, Psychology.
of, relating to, or situated at the .
(psychol) relating to the point (or threshold) beyond which a sensation becomes too faint to be experienced

1884, from Latin limen “threshold, cross-piece, sill” (see limit (n.)) + -al (1). Related: Liminality.

liminal lim·i·nal (lĭm’ə-nəl)
Relating to a threshold.


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