absolute threshold meaning

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  • Noun: absolute threshold
    1. The lowest level of stimulation that a person can detect

    Derived forms: absolute thresholds

    Type of: limen, threshold

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  1. absolute threshold of luminance
  2. Several psychophysical methods can measure absolute threshold.
  3. The absolute threshold is defined statistically, often as an average of all obtained hearing thresholds.
  4. A universal absolute threshold is difficult to define a standard because of the variability of the measurements.
  5. It was at the absolute threshold of audibility, where it might have been real or imagined.

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