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be on the threshold of (something)

To be about to do something; to be about to happen. I can't believe that my little girl is actually on the threshold of marriage. I'm confident that our team is on the threshold of a major scientific breakthrough.
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on the threshold of (something)

About or likely to happen or do something soon. With the majority of votes having been counted, the candidate is on the threshold of becoming the youngest president in history. We're on the threshold of a major breakthrough in cancer research.
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be on the ˈthreshold of something

(formal) be at an important moment when something begins, changes or develops: The country seemed to be on the threshold of war.Now, on the threshold of a new career, he seems confident and happy.
The threshold is the floor or ground at the bottom of a doorway, considered as the entrance to a building or room.
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"We were able to show that a simple fixed threshold worked well in our study's very diverse sample, which improves the generalizability of our results," a coauthor said in a statement.
In Iowa, for example, sellers must register as soon as they pass the threshold and begin collecting sales tax on the first day of the next calendar month at least thirty days after passing the threshold (e.g., a seller passing the threshold on March 15 would need to begin collecting on May 1).
A 10 dB increment or decrement was used to determine the threshold. The upper limit of stimulus intensity was 90 dB HL for click stimuli and 95 dB HL for chirp stimuli.
'A well-designed threshold must be reflective of the country's economic condition, such that the scope of merger control remains faithful to the intent of the law.
PCC hikes thresholds for mergers and acquisitions notifications !-- -- Louella Desiderio (The Philippine Star) - February 22, 2019 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has increased the thresholds for compulsory notifications of mergers and acquisitions (MandAs) set to take effect by next month.
Victor Rodriguez on Thursday evening called the position of the Comelec on the ballot threshold issue as 'not only patently illegal but at best meant to justify the cheating done to favor Mrs.
"As students of the law, we are imploring your good office as counsel for the Comelec, to prevent the disenfranchisement of votes and to present the rule as it should be applied," the students said in their letter to Calida - adding that the protest filed before the Senate Electoral Tribunal and the House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal all use the 25-percent threshold.
The expanded threshold proposal drew praise from the American Medical Association for exempting many small and rural practices from the requirements, but they also called on the agency to move more quickly in notifying physicians if they fall into the exempt category.
A number of studies have addressed this question and estimated a threshold inflation rate for different countries.
Automatic assessment of ventricular threshold by analyzing evoked response (ER) to confirm capture had been used in medical practice for more than 10 years.[sup][1] Atrial threshold measurement by analyzing ER had been difficult because the amplitude of ER was too low to detect with the disturbance of polarization (POL).[sup][2] For this reason, the manufacturer Medtronic had developed atrial automatic capture measurement (ACM) with a specific algorithm of introducing premature atrial pacing and sensing of atrial or ventricular responses according to the pacing modes to assess atrial threshold.
20 March 2017 - US-based cancer drug development company Threshold Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Threshold signature can satisfy the needs of these applications.
Now, denoising methods can be commonly divided into the following kinds: the modulus maxima denoising method, the correlation denoising method, and the wavelet threshold denoising method [3].