Definitions for liminalˈlɪm ə nl, ˈlaɪ mə-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

lim•i•nalˈlɪm ə nl, ˈlaɪ mə-(adj.)

  1. of, pertaining to, or situated at the limen.

    Category: Psychology

Origin of liminal:

1880–85; < L līmin-, s. of līmen threshold + -al1

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  1. liminal(Adjective)

    Pertaining to a threshold or entrance.

  2. liminal(Adjective)

    Relating to a beginning or first stage of a process; inceptive; inchoative; marginal; insignificant.

  3. Origin: From Latin liminalis, from limen, "threshold", + -alis, adjective ending

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