Definitions for "Threshold"
Keywords:  sill, doorsill, doorway, beveled, door
The plank, stone, or piece of timber, which lies under a door, especially of a dwelling house, church, temple, or the like; the doorsill; hence, entrance; gate; door.
Fig.: The place or point of entering or beginning, entrance; outset; as, the threshold of life.
The bottom part of a door entry area, usually constructed of metal or wood that holds the base of the doorframe together.
A pre-determined level at which action is taken, e.g. the number of occurrences of Incidents attributable to a single Problem or Known Error, the time that an occurrence is outstanding, or usage levels, at which point some form of escalation procedures are invoked.
In reference to current or magnetic fields, the minimum strength necessary to create a looked-for effect is called the threshold value. For example, the minimum current necessary to produce a readable indication of a given defect is the threshold value of current for the purpose.
The maximum or minimum acceptable level of usage. Usage measurements are compared with threshold levels.
The period of transition between one state of consciousness and another.
The value a stimulus must reach to produce a response.
Minimal stimulus needed to excite a structure or elicit a neural response. Reference: B2
An adjustable means by which biometric system operators can be more or less strict in how efficient a match score is used to accept or reject matches.
The acceptance or rejection of biometric data is dependent on the match score falling above or below the threshold. The threshold is adjustable so that the biometric system can be more or less strict, depending on the requirements of any given biometric application.
A predefined number, often controlled by a biometric systems administrator that establishes the degree of correlation acceptable for a comparison to be deemed a match.
Same as Franchise (1).
Threshold is a science fiction drama television series that first aired on CBS in September 2005. Produced by Brannon Braga (best known for his work on the Star Trek franchise), David Goyer (best known for films such as Blade and Batman Begins) and David Heyman, the series focuses on a secret government project investigating the first contact with an extraterrestrial species. This series was often referred to as a reverse X-Files, with the main characters of the series seeking to cover-up the truth about first-contact instead of uncovering the conspiracy.
Threshold is a science fiction novel written by David R. Palmer and published by Bantam Spectra in December 1985. It was his second book published, following Emergence, and was intended to be the first book of the To Halt Armageddon trilogy.
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.
A dose or exposure below which there is no measurable adverse effect.
The lowest dose of a chemical at which a specified measurable effect is observed and below which it is not observed.
The contaminant dose or exposure level below which there is no expected significant effect.
Keywords:  tonal, pixel, gray, whit, scanner
Image processing operation which transforms a grey level or color image into a two-toned, or binary image, by comparing each pixel against a threshold value.
The numeric value used in a comparison to determine whether or not two images match. If the weighted sum of the distances for the visual attributes is less than or equal to the threshold, the images match; if the weighted sum is greater than the threshold, the images do not match.
When printing in black and white from a colour screen it identifies which colours will print as black, and which will print as white.
is the audible hum that is heard from most detectors. It is the reference point of the detector, which is used to interpret target signals. When passing over a target a sharp change in the volume and pitch of the threshold will result. It is possible to search with a silent threshold, however small target signals from tiny or deeply buried targets may not be heard.
The slight audio sound heard through the speaker or headphones when operating in the threshold-dependent all-metal mode or threshold discrimination mode. The threshold sound is set by the threshold control and can be kept constant by using auto-tuning.
How much does your target group need to change? Simply put, “how good is good enough”? For example, if students improve reading scores by one grade, is that sufficient? Or how many sessions must participants attend of a class or workshop to attain the skill being taught? Again, as with the target and timeline, how much change is determined by how much you believe is needed to reach the next outcome.
The least flowrate relative to a flowmeter tool at which it begins to respond.
The designated beginning of the runway that is available and suitable for the landing of aircraft. When the threshold is located at a point other than at the beginning of the pavement, it is referred to as either a displaced threshold or a relocated threshold depending on how the pavement behind is marked.
The beginning of the part of the runway usable for landing
Keywords:  episode, monomyth, boon, quest, trek
The image of boundary between the ordinary world and the magically charged zone of trials into which the hero enters on his quest. The response to the Call to Adventure and the Crossing of the First Threshold, are major early episodes in the monomyth, and the hero's crossing the Return Threshold back to the world left behind, there to bestow his boon, concludes it.
Threshold is the 31st episode of Star Trek: Voyager, the 15th episode in the second season.
A point of demarcation in time to denote passing from one phase to another; which may or may not be very precise depending on circumstances.
A borderline point between two separate conditions. In audio alarm sensing, it is the point at which an alarm is generated.
the starting point for a new state or experience; "on the threshold of manhood"
A cutoff point, which, if met, allows the injured person to file a lawsuit to attempt to be paid for damages for bodily injury, such as "pain and suffering," from the driver who caused the accident (or usually his or her insurance company).
This means the test your injuries have to meet in order to qualify for “pain and suffering” compensation from the at-fault driver. The wording in the law includes death, permanent serious disfigurement or permanent serious impairments of important physical, mental or psychological functions. It does not apply to other claims such as loss of income or out of pocket costs.
The threshold for carrying out a Core Assessment can be made using the duty to make enquiries under Section 47 or under Section 17 of the Children Act 1989. Under Section 47: The threshold is met when a reasoned judgement has been made that a suspicion of actual, or likely, suffering of significant harm is justified in relation to an individual child. Under Section 17: The threshold is whether there are significant concerns about the child's health and development. Such a judgement under either Section 47 or Section 17 may be reached: · at the outset, based on referral information; · at any time during or at the conclusion of an Initial Assessment. NB: For thresholds for care proceedings please see entry for significant harm.
Keywords:  snmp, syslog, polling, trap, test
a test of some SNMP variable against some value during a specific sampling period
An attribute of the poll list used by the SNMP, Trap and Syslog Agents as a basis for attributes to poll for and forms the basis of a logical test to assess whether an event is generated as a result of polling.
The presence of pests in sufficient numbers to cause unacceptable or intolerable damage.
Most commonly referred to on the received signal, threshold is the signal to noise level that defines acceptable and unacceptable performance of the link.
A item that places limits or acceptable ranges of values on monitored conditions.
An upper limit. For example, in the Source View, any line of code that exceeds a threshold of resource usage is flagged in the display.
(1) In NetView, a percentage value, set for a resource and compared to a calculated error-to-traffic ratio. (2) In NPM, high or low values supplied by the user to monitor data and statistics being collected.
Keywords:  timbre
The 6th Hammer Fall studio album, released on October 18, 2006 in Europe and October 31, 2006 in the United States. With the album, HammerFall has just entered the Swedish chart on position 1. This is the band's first #1 since "Renegade" in 2000, and among others distanced were multi-million seller Roxette.
Keywords:  ormula, lagu, mmp, ontario, sainte
A definition or description of a medical condition under which a third party may bring suit against an insured for injuries sustained. Thresholds are in effect in certain provinces such as Ontario.
The requirement under MMP for a political party that is contesting the party vote to win at least five percent of all the party votes or at least one electorate seat in order to qualify for a share of all the seats based on its share of the effective party votes. See also: applying the Sainte-Laguë ¦ormula
( of a system of symbols, of "another world to live in"): An entryway whereby one crosses the boundary from being outside the "other world" of a tradition to being inside it. Though it may be symbolized by a physical threshold (as to a temple or shrine), it essentially refers to a shift of consciousness from focally attending to a tradition's symbols to subsidiarily attending from them to what they symbolize, which is to say coming to dwell within them.
a region marking a boundary
The point of sensitivity at which a person supports psychic entry.
The measure of sensitivity of a satellite receiver measured in decibels (dB).
For the joystick interface, the amount, in device units, that the stick coordinates must change before the application is notified of the movement. A high threshold reduces the number of joystick messages sent to an application, but it also reduces the sensitivity of the joystick.
Keywords:  frogdice, rpg, mud, inc, role
Threshold RPG is an online text-based role-playing game using a MUD style interface. The game opened to the public in 1996 and is now owned by Frogdice, Inc. It is based in the United States, but it draws players from all around the world.
Keywords:  betwixt, uncertain, dying, born, border
a betwixt and between place, a border place of not knowing, of dying to the old but uncertain about what is being born
Keywords:  surrey, progressive, band, late, metal
Threshold is a progressive metal band formed in Surrey, UK in the late 1980s.
IG premium the loan to value ratio above which mortgage indemnity guarantee premiums are payable.
a fixed location or value where an abrupt change is observed
Keywords:  isn, push, enough, compound, looks
This one can push you over the threshold. It looks like a compound "thresh + hold" but it isn"t. Two [h]s are enough.
Keywords:  wisdom, sacred, saying, goes, ancient
a sacred thing," goes the traditional saying of ancient wisdom
A minimal signal to noise input required to allow a video receiver to deliver an acceptable picture.
A quantity added to (or subtracted from) the weighted sum of inputs into a neuron, which forms the neuron's net input.
The number of functions (within a set of grouped functions) that must change regimes for the entire group to be successful.
Keywords:  zoomed, far, map, turn, depending
a mechanism to turn Layers on and off depending upon how far you are zoomed in or zoomed out of the map
Keywords:  seizure, see
See Seizure Threshold.
the smallest detectable sensation
a standard for determining whether a problem exists
The threshold setting determines when a port is automatically bypassed for excessive errors.
Keywords:  bidder, bid, maximum, item, pay
Also known as a maximum bid, it is the top amount a bidder is willing to pay for an item.
Keywords:  translation
The idea that each human sense operates within a range of capabilities, beyond which it cannot function.
A numerical count under or over which a circuit performance event is to be reported.
In networking, the property of a resource that defines how many times it may fail on one node before it is failed over to another node.
Keywords:  inheritance, tax, see
See inheritance tax threshold.
Keywords:  pain, feeling
Threshold of Feeling Threshold of Pain
Keywords:  highest, item, pay, price, willing
The highest price you are willing to pay for an item.