threshold

  

Definitions (2)

1.Boundary beyond which a radically different state of affairs exists.
2.Minimum or maximum value (established for an attribute, characteristic, or parameter) which serves as a benchmark for comparison or guidance and any breach of which may call for a complete review of the situation or the redesign of a system.

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  • Stephen tried again and again to calm himself down, but his anger intensified until it reached a threshold and he exploded with rage.

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  • As the circus performed reached his threshold for pain, he quickly jumped from the bed of nails giving the audience the impression that he had no pain at all.

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  • The company was forced to sell many of their most valuable assets when the decline in their product sales reached a critical threshold.

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