A threshold is what you step across when you enter a room. A threshold takes you from one place into another, and when you're about to start something new, you're also on a threshold.
- Pronunciation: /ˈθreʃhəuld/
- English Description: the entrance to a room or building, or the area of floor or ground at the entrance
- Chinese Translation: 开端(Kai1 Duan1)
- Spanish Translation: umbral
- STORY: A threshold is a point of departure or transition. Graduation can mark a threshold — when you graduate from circus school, you're standing at the threshold of your new career as a trapeze artist. Another kind of threshold is a limit or boundary. If you have a high threshold for pain, you can tolerate a lot of it, and your dentist can drill away without worrying about your squirming and howling.
The temperature mark is the warming threshold at which governments say climate change could become catastrophic and irreversible.Reuters May 19, 2015
Of the seven products that did not carry gluten-free labels, four tested positive for gluten, including two that exceeded the F.D.A. threshold.
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