What does liminal mean?

Definitions for liminalˈlɪm ə nl, ˈlaɪ mə-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word liminal.


  1. liminal(adj.)

    of or pertaining to a limen, especially a sensory threshhold. See liminality.

  2. liminal(adj.)

    marginally perceptible.


  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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of liminal in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of liminal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Erik Pevernagie:

    A doorway is an ambiguous phenomenon, a liminal spot in a person’s life. A door can be a choice, a possibility, a protection or an aperture to new-fangled values. It can mean a barrier, a prison or a gate to freedom. It can, however, vanish in the mist of unawareness by lack of social concern. At that moment, our freedom has become our jail and we feel locked up in our own liberty. Any exit has waned: the doorway has been absorbed in the stupor of our infatuation. ( “In the doorway” )

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