MEANING: noun: A threshold of response: point at which a stimulus is of sufficient intensity to generate a response.
ETYMOLOGY: From Latin limen (threshold).
USAGE: "Such to the dead might appear the world of living -- charged with information, with meaning, yet somehow always just, terribly, beyond that fateful limen where any lamp of comprehension might beam forth."
Thomas Pynchon; Against the Day; Penguin Press; 2006.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY: The nuclear arms race is like two sworn enemies standing waist deep in gasoline, one with three matches, the other with five. -Carl Sagan, astronomer and writer (1934-1996)