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See also: tolérance
- (uncountable, obsolete) The ability to endure pain or hardship; endurance. [15th-19th c.]
- (uncountable) The ability or practice of tolerating; an acceptance of or patience with the beliefs, opinions or practices of others; a lack of bigotry. [from 18th c.]
- 2019 July 21, Dmitry Shumsky, “When Zionism imagined Jewish nationalism without supremacy”, in +972 Magazine:
- Both [Ze'ev] Jabotinsky and [David] Ben-Gurion also wrote songs of praise to the Ottoman Empire, its tolerance toward ethnic minorities in general — and to Jews in particular — as well as to the democratic changes it was undergoing.
- (uncountable) 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. [from 19th c.]
- (countable) The variation or deviation from a standard, especially the maximum permitted variation in an engineering measurement. [from 20th c.]
- Our customers can generally accept ten times the tolerance which we can achieve in our machining operations.
- (uncountable) The ability of the body to accept a tissue graft without rejection. [from 20th c.]
- (deviation from a standard) fault tolerance
ability to endure pain or hardship — See also translations at endurance
ability or practice of tolerating
permitted deviation from standard
- “tolerance” in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- “tolerance” in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
- tolerance at OneLook Dictionary Search