Definition of Limen

1. Noun. The smallest detectable sensation.




Definition of Limen

1. a sensory threshold [n -MENS or -MINA]

Medical Definition of Limen

1. Entrance; the external opening of a canal or space, such as limen insulae. Synonym: threshold. Origin: L. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Limen

limeade
limeades
limecrete
limed
limehound
limehounds
limekiln
limekilns
limeless
limelight
limelighted
limelighting
limelights
limelike
limelit
limen (current term)
limen insulae
limen nasi
limens
limepit
limepits
limequat
limequats
limer
limerance
limerances
limerence
limerences
limerent
limericist

Literary usage of Limen

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Journal of Psychology by Edward Bradford ( Titchener, Granville Stanley Hall (1922)
"... that the dependence of the upper tonal limen upon the intensity of the stimulus resembles the relationship that holds for the retinal color zones, ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"In addition to the initial limen, duration in each sense has a difference ... Observations on the initial limen, difference-limen and terminal stimulus for ..."

3. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1903)
"But it is doubtful whether these figures, expressing as they do the limen for separation of points, give us any indication of the least visible extent ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1914)
"On the Effect of Adaptation on the Température Difference limen: ... The effect of adaptation to different temperatures on the difference limen for 40° C., ..."

5. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1911)
"A reference to Miss Thompson's curves shows that five of her twenty-five male subjects gave a limen for sweet as low as that of the present subject; ..."

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