Used in no-fault auto insurance to remove non-serious cases from the tort system by establishing a point of "threshold" that must be met or exceeded to sue in tort. Of those states and the District of Columbia that have no-fault auto insurance, many, including the District of Columbia, have a threshold in their plan. There are three types of thresholds: the dollar threshold, the disability threshold and the verbal threshold.
The point, measured in money, time or other ways, beyond which tort liability can be established. Until that point is reached, reparations must be paid within the provisions of the no-fault plan, with no recourse to the courts.
In software products, a value that defines a limit for a monitored condition. (2) In IBM Tivoli Monitoring, a threshold is a named property with a user-defined value. Typically, the value specified for a threshold represents a significant level of a performance-related entity, which, if exceeded, a system administrator might want to know about.