Definitions for Toleranceˈtɒl ər əns

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

tol•er•anceˈtɒl ər əns(n.)

  1. a fair and permissive attitude toward those whose race, religion, nationality, etc., differ from one's own; freedom from bigotry.

  2. a fair and permissive attitude toward opinions and practices that differ from one's own.

  3. any liberal, undogmatic viewpoint.

  4. the act or capacity of enduring; endurance:

    My tolerance of noise is limited.

  5. the power of enduring or resisting the action of a drug, poison, etc. the lack of, or low levels of, immune response to transplanted tissue or other foreign substance.

    Category: Immunology, Medicine

  6. Mach. the permissible range of variation in a dimension of an object. the permissible variation of an object in some characteristic such as hardness, weight, or quantity.

    Category: Machinery

  7. a permissible deviation in the fineness and weight of coin.

    Category: Numismatics

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tolerance(noun)

    the power or capacity of an organism to tolerate unfavorable environmental conditions

  2. permissiveness, tolerance(noun)

    a disposition to allow freedom of choice and behavior

  3. tolerance(noun)

    the act of tolerating something

  4. tolerance(noun)

    willingness to recognize and respect the beliefs or practices of others

  5. allowance, leeway, margin, tolerance(noun)

    a permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move within limits

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. tolerance(noun)ˈtɒl ər əns

    an ability to be tolerant

    tolerance and understanding


  1. tolerance(Noun)

    The ability to endure pain or hardship; endurance.

  2. tolerance(Noun)

    The ability or practice of tolerating; an acceptance or patience with the beliefs, opinions or practices of others; a lack of bigotry.

  3. tolerance(Noun)

    The ability of the body (or other organism) to resist the action of a poison, to cope with a dangerous drug or to survive infection by an organism.

  4. tolerance(Noun)

    The variation or deviation from a standard, especially the maximum permitted variation in an engineering measurement.

  5. tolerance(Noun)

    The ability of the body to accept a tissue graft without rejection.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tolerance(noun)

    the power or capacity of enduring; the act of enduring; endurance

  2. Tolerance(noun)

    the endurance of the presence or actions of objectionable persons, or of the expression of offensive opinions; toleration

  3. Tolerance(noun)

    the power possessed or acquired by some persons of bearing doses of medicine which in ordinary cases would prove injurious or fatal

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. tolerance

    An agreement to tolerate intolerance.

Anagrams of Tolerance

  1. coeternal

Translations for Tolerance

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the ability to be fair and understanding to people whose ways, opinions etc are different from one's own

We should always try to show tolerance to other people.

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