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Meaning of “threshold” in the English Dictionary

"threshold" in British English

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thresholdnoun

uk   /ˈθreʃ.həʊld/  us   /-hoʊld/
  • threshold noun (ENTRANCE)

[C] the ​floor of an ​entrance to a ​building or ​room
  • threshold noun (LEVEL)

C2 [C usually singular] the ​level or ​point at which you ​start to ​experience something, or at which something ​starts to ​happen: I have a low/highboredom threshold (= I do/don't ​feelboredeasily). His ​secretaryearns £268 a ​month, well below the threshold for ​payingtax.
(Definition of threshold from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"threshold" in American English

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thresholdnoun

 us   /ˈθreʃˌoʊld, ˈθreʃˌhoʊld/
  • threshold noun (STARTING POINT)

[C/U] a ​point at which something ​starts: [C] a ​low threshold for ​pain [U] We are on the threshold of a new ​era.
  • threshold noun (ENTRANCE)

[C] the ​part of a ​floor at the ​entrance to a ​building or ​room: It’s ​traditional for a man to ​carry his ​bride over the threshold.
(Definition of threshold from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"threshold" in Business English

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thresholdnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈθreʃhəʊld/
the ​level or ​point at which you ​start to ​experience something, or at which something ​starts to ​happen or ​change: increase/lower/raise the threshold They will ​reduceinheritancetax by ​raising the £255,000 threshold.exceed/reach a threshold Insurers can make ​claims when their own ​lossesexceedcertain thresholds.income/insurance/salary thresholds Income thresholds for ​auditexemption are being ​raised.
on the threshold of sth at the ​start of a new and important ​time or ​development: The US ​economy was on the threshold of a ​boom.
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(Definition of threshold from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “threshold”
in Spanish umbral, puertas…
in Vietnamese thềm cửa, sự bắt đầu…
in Malaysian bendul, ambang…
in Thai ธรณีประตู, จุดเริ่มต้น…
in French seuil…
in German die Schwelle…
in Chinese (Simplified) 入口, 门槛…
in Turkish eşik, giriş, ilk basamak…
in Russian порог, предел…
in Indonesian ambang pintu, awal…
in Chinese (Traditional) 入口, 門檻…
in Polish próg…
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