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. Maria Ramirez Bolanos (MRB):

    You can require respect, ask for tolerance but you cannot demand validation

  2. Clifford Villalon:

    Stubbornness is not the opposite of leniency, but the extension of tolerance.

  3. 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?

  4. Angela Merkel:

    There is no tolerance for those people who question the dignity of others, no tolerance for those who are not willing to help where legal and human help is required, the more people who make that clear ... the stronger we will be.

  5. Judith Sargentini:

    The Hungarian people deserve better, they deserve freedom of speech, non-discrimination, tolerance, justice and equality, all of which are enshrined in the European treaties.

Images & Illustrations of tolerance

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