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Tier vs Threshold - What's the difference?

tier | threshold |

As nouns the difference between tier and threshold

is that tier is animal while threshold is the bottom-most part of a doorway that one crosses to enter; a sill.



Etymology 1



(en noun)
  • One who ties (knots, etc).
  • Something that ties.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl), (etyl) .


    (en noun)
  • A layer or rank, especially of seats or a wedding cake.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To arrange in layers.
  • To cascade in an overlapping sequence.
  • Anagrams

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    (en noun)
  • The bottom-most part of a doorway that one crosses to enter; a sill.
  • (by extension) An entrance
  • The start of the landing area of a runway
  • (engineering) The quantitative point at which an action is triggered, especially a lower limit.
  • The wage or salary at which income tax becomes due
  • The outset of an action or project
  • The point where one mentally or physically is vulnerable in response to provocation or to particular things in general. As in emotions, stress, or pain.
  • The point of beginning or entry
  • From all the pressure my partner has been through lately, his emotion threshold has suddenly gotten pretty low these days. I can tell because he easily loses it when he is around people or hears about anything to do with his concerns.