Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In experimental psychology and psychophysics, the threshold; the dividing line between noticeableness and unnoticeableness of stimulus.
In Latin ‘limen’ means ‘threshold.’
“Marrero compares the pathways to ‘metaphorical passages from one time to the next, from one state of being to the next.’ Brody sees them as the ‘Limen,’ the threshold at which a person passes from one state -- physical or metaphysical -- to another.”
“What is the limen? Well, Johnny, that's the threshold. For instance, it can be the threshold of consciousness.”
“Subliminal advertising is advertising in the form of message flashes on a movie screen or TV screen that are supposedly just below the threshold of conscious awareness. (Limen is the Latin word for threshold and sub-liminal means 'just below the threshold of the senses').”