La palabra del día: Umbral

Masculine noun. Formerly lumbral, from the Latin limes, border, house border. This term has mainly two meanings: 1. in general Spanish it is the lower part or step in the door or entrance of a house or building. E.g.: Fitz se detuvo en el umbral: Fitz stopped in the doorway. 2. In Economics and Mathematics, umbral is the minimum value of a magnitude from which a certain effect occurs. E.g.: Una familia necesitó 66.500 pesos para superar el umbral de pobreza en junio: A family needed 66,500 pesos to overcome the poverty threshold in June. dc