Liminal definition

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At a boundary or transitional point between two conditions, stages in a process, ways of life, etc.
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Intermediate between two states, conditions, or regions; transitional or indeterminate.
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The definition of liminal is a boundary or turning point.

An example of someone liminal is a young adult about to enter college.

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(physiol., psychol.) Of or at the limen, or threshold.
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Existing at the limen. Used of stimuli.
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Of or pertaining to a threshold or entrance.
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Of or pertainng to a beginning or first stage of a process; inceptive; inchoative; marginal.
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Existing at the limen. Used of stimuli.
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Origin of liminal

  • Latin līmen, līmin- threshold –al

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin liminalis, from limen, "threshold", + -alis, adjective ending

    From Wiktionary