Threshold may refer to:

Books and comics

* "Threshold" (novel), a 1985 science fiction novel by David R. Palmer
* "Threshold" (Sara Douglass novel), a 1997 fantasy novel by Sara Douglass
* "Threshold", a 2001 science-fiction novel by Caitlín R. Kiernan

Film and television

* "Threshold" (2003 film)
* "Threshold" (TV series)
* "Threshold" ("Stargate SG-1"), an episode of the TV series "Stargate SG-1"
* "Threshold" ("Voyager" episode), an episode of the TV series "Star Trek: Voyager"


* Threshold (band)
* "Threshold" (HammerFall album)
* Threshold House, a record label created by Coil
* Threshold Records, a record label created by The Moody Blues
* "Threshold," a song by Slayer on the album "God Hates Us All"


* "Threshold" (online game)
* Threshold (fictional planet), a planet in the video game "Halo"


* Threshold (comics), a comic book character
* Threshold ("Doctor Who"), an organization in "Doctor Who" comic strips


* Thresholding (image processing), a method of image segmentation
* Action potential threshold, a concept in neurophysiology
* Lasing threshold, a concept in laser science
* Sensory threshold, a concept in psychology
* Threshold of pain, a sound pressure level

Other meanings

* Election threshold, a concept in voting systems
* Displaced threshold, an aviation term
*The minimum amount to have a particular effect, e.g.:
**The tax-free threshold: the income at which income tax becomes due.
**The income above which pension is accrued.
**The amount from which a different rate applies.
**A narrow entrance.

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  • threshold — thresh‧old [ˈθreʆhəʊld, ʆəʊld ǁ oʊld] noun [countable] the level at which something belongs in a particular class or is affected by a particular rule: • Many large mortgages were taken out, on the assumption that interest rates would remain below …   Financial and business terms

  • threshold — thresh·old 1 / thresh ˌhōld/ n: a point of beginning: a minimum requirement for further action; specif: a determination (as of fact or the existence of a reasonable doubt) upon which something else (as further consideration or a right of action)… …   Law dictionary

  • Threshold — (engl. für „Schwelle“) bezeichnet einen Begriff aus der Teilchenphysik, siehe Schwellenergie einen Arbeitspunkt in MOS Transistoren (dt. Schwellspannung), siehe Metall Oxid Halbleiter Feldeffekttransistor einen Optimierungsalgorithmus, siehe… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • threshold — [thresh′ōld΄, thresh′hōld΄] n. [ME threschwold < OE therscwold (akin to ON threskǫlder) < base of therscan (see THRASH) + ?] 1. DOORSILL 2. the entrance or beginning point of something [at the threshold of a new career] 3. Physiol. Psychol …   English World dictionary

  • Threshold — Thresh old, n. [OE. threswold, [thorn]reshwold, AS. [thorn]rescwald, [thorn]erscwald, [thorn]erscold, [thorn]rescold, fr. [thorn]rescan, [thorn]erscan, to thresh; akin to Icel. [thorn]reskj[ o]de, [thorn]r[ o]skuldr, Sw. tr[ o]skel, Dan.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • threshold — O.E. þrescold, þærscwold, þerxold doorsill, point of entering, first element related to O.E. þrescan (see THRESH (Cf. thresh)), with its original sense of tread, trample. Second element of unknown origin and much transformed in all the Germanic… …   Etymology dictionary

  • threshold — threshold. См. порог. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Threshold —   [englisch, θreʃəʊld; wörtlich »Schwelle«], an bestimmten Effektgeräten (Flanger, Limiter, Noisegate u. a.) einstellbarer Pegel (Schwellwert), bei dessen Erreichen der beabsichtigte Effekt ausgelöst wird …   Universal-Lexikon

  • threshold —  Threshold  Пороговый сигнал   Наименьший сигнал на входе приемного устройства, при котором обеспечивается его регистрация с заданной достоверностью …   Толковый англо-русский словарь по нанотехнологии. - М.

  • threshold — is spelt with one h (contrast withhold), and the h is optionally silent or aspirated in speech …   Modern English usage

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