Meaning of THRESHOLD in English

THRESHOLD

transcription, транскрипция: [ θreʃhoʊld ]

( thresholds)

1.

The threshold of a building or room is the floor in the doorway, or the doorway itself.

He stopped at the threshold of the bedroom...

N-COUNT : usu sing

2.

A threshold is an amount, level, or limit on a scale. When the threshold is reached, something else happens or changes.

She has a low threshold of boredom and needs the constant stimulation of physical activity...

Fewer than forty per cent voted–the threshold for results to be valid.

N-COUNT : usu with supp , oft N of n , n N

3.

If you are on the threshold of something exciting or new, you are about to experience it.

We are on the threshold of a new era in astronomy.

PHRASE : PHR n / -ing

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