2. Adjective. Relating to a beginning or first stage of a process; inceptive; inchoative; marginal; insignificant. ¹
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Definition of Liminal
1. pertaining to the limen [adj]
Medical Definition of Liminal
1. 1. Pertaining to a threshold. 2. Pertaining to a stimulus just strong enough to excite a tissue, e.g., nerve or muscle. Origin: L. Limen (limin-), a threshold (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Liminal
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1. A Text-book of Psychology by Edward Bradford Titchener (1910)
"liminal and Terminal Stimuli. — The sense-organ, like any other mechanism, has a certain inertia, offers a certain amount of frictional resistance to ..."
2. The American Journal of Psychology by Edward Bradford ( Titchener, Granville Stanley Hall (1922)
"1 STUDY OF liminal SOUND INTENSITIES AND THE APPLICATION OF WEBER'S LAW TO TONES OF DIFFERENT PITCH By MARTHA GUERNSEY, University of Michigan That the ..."
3. Mental Fatigue: A Comprehensive Exposition of the Nature of Mental Fatigue by Max Offner (1911)
"Measurements of fatigue by means of other liminal values. The difficulties that appear in this determination of the spatial limen in consequence of the ..."
4. Lectures on Plant Physiology by Ludwig Jost, Robert John Harvey Gibson (1907)
"Precedent phenomena in perception, 471 ; direction or intensity of light, 471; liminal intensity, 473 ; latent period, 473 ; quality of light, ..."
5. A Practical Treatise on Nervous Diseases for the Medical Student and General by Frank Savary Pearce (1904)
"Strength and liminal Intensity of Stimuli.—Homologous stimuli act upon the sensory organs only within certain limits as to strength. ..."
6. Urban Flotsam: stirring the city by Raoul Bunschoten, Hélène Binet, Takuro Hoshino (2001)
"liminal Bodies The engine of these encounters is the liminal Body, ... The liminal Body invites certain urban components into its structure, links them with ..."
7. Mental Physiology: Especially in Its Relations to Mental Disorders by Theophilus Bulkeley Hyslop (1895)
"... Electricity—Latent Chemical Energy—Power of Selection possessed by Sense Organs —Characters of Sensation—Intensity or Degree—liminal Intensity— Forms of ..."