Meaning of “threshold” in the English Dictionary

"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 /ˈθreʃhəʊld/ us

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 reduce inheritance tax by raising the £255,000 threshold.
exceed/reach a threshold Insurers can make claims when their own losses exceed certain thresholds.
income/insurance/salary thresholds Income thresholds for audit exemption 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)