What does tolerance mean?

Definitions for tolerance
ˈtɒl ər ənstol·er·ance

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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

Wiktionary

  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.

Editors Contribution

  1. tolerance

    The act, fact, ability and quality of being tolerant.

    Tolerance is easy to learn, you just keep practicing and then you realize we are all equal in every way.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 19, 2020  

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How to say tolerance in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tolerance in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tolerance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of tolerance in a Sentence

  1. Kathleen Rice:

    You said you waited to give direction on how to implement the zero-tolerance policybecause you wanted to do it with compassion, do you know how outrageous that sounds?

  2. Gao Zhidan:

    China have been firmly against doping and have a zero-tolerance approach to this particular problem, we have made it very clear that we want to ensure fair play and the well-being of athletes.

  3. Christopher Jones:

    Initially when synthetic opioids showed up in the Christopher Jones, it was largely mixed with heroin. But now we're seeing it mixed with cocaine, methamphetamines and other substances of abuse. And in the last couple of years we've seen this proliferation of counterfeit tablets that are made to look like commonly abused prescription drugs, and that's particularly concerning because people who are not regularly exposed to opioids are going to be at an increased risk of the respiratory depressant effects of opioids because they have no tolerance.

  4. Reem Paulis Saada:

    Since we were young, we were raised that there should be love and tolerance, i will not seek revenge. What would I gain from revenge? It will come back to hurt me.

  5. Even Democrats:

    There is limited tolerance in time for this, and I think that the key function is time, where people want normalcy, they want a plan on a glide path to normal.

Images & Illustrations of tolerance

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