Tolerance meaning

tŏlər-əns
Tolerance is being patient, understanding and accepting of anything different.

An example of tolerance is Muslims, Christians and Athiests being friends.

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The ability of an organism to resist or survive infection by a parasitic or pathogenic organism.
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The capacity for or the practice of recognizing and respecting the beliefs or practices of others.
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The natural or developed ability to resist the effects of the continued or increasing use of a drug, etc.
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(uncountable) The ability of the body (other organism) to resist the action of a poison, to cope with a dangerous drug or to survive infection by an organism. [from 19th c.]
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The ability to endure.
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(countable) The variation or deviation from a standard, especially the maximum permitted variation in an engineering measurement. [from 20th c.]
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(uncountable) The ability or practice of tolerating; an acceptance or patience with the beliefs, opinions or practices of others; a lack of bigotry. [from 18th c.]
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(uncountable) The ability of the body to accept a tissue graft without rejection. [from 20th c.]
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An allowable deviation from a standard or from the theoretical ideal, esp. in the manufacture or assembly of components.
  • The amount that coins are legally allowed to vary from a standard of weight, fineness, etc.
  • The difference between the allowable maximum and minimum sizes of a part or fitting.
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The capacity to endure hardship or pain.
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The ability of an organism to resist or survive infection by a parasitic or pathogenic organism.
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Origin of tolerance

  • From Middle French tolerance, from Latin tolerantia (“endurance"), from tolerans, present participle of Latin tolerō (“endure").

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