Tolerance Definition

tŏlər-əns
noun
A tolerating or being tolerant, esp. of views, beliefs, practices, etc. of others that differ from one's own.
Webster's New World
Freedom from bigotry or prejudice.
Webster's New World
Leeway for variation from a standard.
American Heritage
An allowable deviation from a standard or from the theoretical ideal, esp. in the manufacture or assembly of components.
Webster's New World
The ability to endure.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Tolerance

Noun

Singular:
tolerance
Plural:
tolerances

Origin of Tolerance

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

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