Monday, August 25, 2014

Synonym of Threshold

Threshold
ˈθrɛʃəʊld,ˈθrɛʃˌhəʊld/
noun
noun: threshold; plural noun: thresholds
  1. 1.
    a strip of wood or stone forming the bottom of a doorway and crossed in entering a house or room.
    "he stood on the threshold of Sheila's bedroom"
    synonyms:doorstep, sill, doorsill, doorway, entrance, entry, way in, door, gate, gateway, portal, approach
    "they stood on the threshold of the church"
  2. 2.
    the magnitude or intensity that must be exceeded for a certain reaction, phenomenon, result, or condition to occur or be manifested.
    "nothing happens until the signal passes the threshold"
    • the maximum level of radiation or a concentration of a substance considered to be acceptable or safe.
      "their water would meet the safety threshold of 50 milligrams of nitrates per litre"
      synonyms:lower limit, starting point, minimum, margin;
      "100 dB is close to the human threshold of pain"