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  1. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    relating to a transitional or initial stage of a process
    Submitted by MedAminebenabou from Morocco on 21/01/2017
  2. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    occupying a position at, or on both sides of, a boundary or threshold

    While doctors operate, she hangs suspended in the liminal space between life and death (Jeremy Eichler).

    Submitted by MedAminebenabou from Morocco on 21/01/2017


to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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