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tol·er·ance

 (tŏl′ər-əns)
n.
1. The capacity for or the practice of recognizing and respecting the beliefs or practices of others.
2.
a. Leeway for variation from a standard.
b. The permissible deviation from a specified value of a structural dimension, often expressed as a percent.
3. The capacity to endure hardship or pain.
4.
a. Physiological resistance to a toxin.
b. Diminution in the physiological response to a drug that occurs after continued use, necessitating larger doses to produce a given response.
5.
a. Acceptance of a tissue graft or transplant without immunological rejection.
b. Unresponsiveness to an antigen that normally produces an immunologic reaction.
6. The ability of an organism to resist or survive infection by a parasitic or pathogenic organism.

tolerance

(ˈtɒlərəns)
n
1. the state or quality of being tolerant
2. capacity to endure something, esp pain or hardship
3. (Mechanical Engineering) the permitted variation in some measurement or other characteristic of an object or workpiece
4. (Physiology) physiol the capacity of an organism to endure the effects of a poison or other substance, esp after it has been taken over a prolonged period

tol•er•ance

(ˈtɒl 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.
a. the power of enduring or resisting the action of a drug, poison, etc.
b. the lack of, or low levels of, immune response to transplanted tissue or other foreign substance.
6. Mach.
a. the permissible range of variation in a dimension of an object.
b. the permissible variation of an object in some characteristic such as hardness, weight, or quantity.
7. a permissible deviation in the fineness and weight of coin.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tolerance - the power or capacity of an organism to tolerate unfavorable environmental conditionstolerance - the power or capacity of an organism to tolerate unfavorable environmental conditions
endurance - the power to withstand hardship or stress; "the marathon tests a runner's endurance"
capacity - tolerance for alcohol; "he had drunk beyond his capacity"
2.tolerance - a disposition to allow freedom of choice and behaviortolerance - a disposition to allow freedom of choice and behavior
disposition, temperament - your usual mood; "he has a happy disposition"
toleration, sufferance, acceptance - a disposition to tolerate or accept people or situations; "all people should practice toleration and live together in peace"
indulgence, lenience, leniency - a disposition to yield to the wishes of someone; "too much indulgence spoils a child"
overtolerance - too much permissiveness
3.tolerance - the act of tolerating somethingtolerance - the act of tolerating something  
lenience, leniency - lightening a penalty or excusing from a chore by judges or parents or teachers
allowance - the act of allowing; "He objected to the allowance of smoking in the dining room"
4.tolerance - willingness to recognize and respect the beliefs or practices of otherstolerance - willingness to recognize and respect the beliefs or practices of others
attitude, mental attitude - a complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings and values and dispositions to act in certain ways; "he had the attitude that work was fun"
broad-mindedness - an inclination to tolerate or overlook opposing or shocking opinions or behavior
liberality, liberalness - an inclination to favor progress and individual freedom
disinterest, neutrality - tolerance attributable to a lack of involvement
intolerance - unwillingness to recognize and respect differences in opinions or beliefs
5.tolerance - a permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move within limits
discrepancy, disagreement, divergence, variance - a difference between conflicting facts or claims or opinions; "a growing divergence of opinion"

tolerance

noun
3. resistance, immunity, resilience, non-susceptibility Your body will build up a tolerance to most drugs.
Quotations
"Live and let live" [J.C.F. Schiller Wallenstein's Camp]
"Tolerance is only another name for indifference" [W. Somerset Maugham]
"Tolerance should really be only a temporary attitude; it must lead to recognition" [Goethe]

tolerance

noun
1. Forbearing or lenient treatment:
2. The capacity of enduring hardship or inconvenience without complaint:
Translations
إحْتِمالتَسامُح
snášenlivosttolerance
immunitettolerance
gyógyszerbírás
umburîarlyndiviînámsòróttur
znášanlivosť
strpnost

tolerance

[ˈtɒlərəns] Ntolerancia f
she had shown great tolerancehabía mostrado una gran tolerancia
he had built up a tolerance to his medication (= receptiveness) → cada vez toleraba mejor la medicación; (= resistance) → la medicación ya no le surtía efecto

tolerance

[ˈtɒlərəns] n
(= tolerant attitude) → tolérance f
[drug, substance] → tolérance f
tolerance for sth → tolérance à qch

tolerance

n
Toleranz f, → Duldsamkeit f(of, for, towards gegenüber); (towards children, one’s juniors) → Nachsicht f(of mit); racial toleranceToleranz in Rassenfragen; I have no tolerance for such behaviourfür solch ein Benehmen habe ich kein Verständnis
(Med, Tech) → Toleranz f; to work to fine tolerancesmit kleinen or engen Toleranzen arbeiten

tolerance

[ˈtɒlərns] n (of pain, hardship) → sopportazione f; (of behaviour) (Med, Tech) → tolleranza

tolerate

(ˈtoləreit) verb
to bear or endure; to put up with. I couldn't tolerate his rudeness.
ˈtolerable adjective
1. able to be borne or endured. The heat was barely tolerable.
2. quite good. The food was tolerable.
ˈtolerance noun
1. 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.
2. the ability to resist the effects of eg a drug. If you take a drug regularly, your body gradually acquires a tolerance of it.
ˈtolerant adjective
showing tolerance. He's very tolerant towards his neighbours.
ˈtolerantly adverb
ˌtoleˈration noun
1. the act of tolerating. His toleration of her behaviour amazed me.
2. tolerance, especially in religious matters. The government passed a law of religious toleration.

tol·er·ance

n. tolerancia, capacidad de soportar una sustancia o un ejercicio físico sin sufrir efectos dañinos, tal como el uso de una droga o una actividad física prolongada.

tolerance

n tolerancia; impaired glucose — alteración f de la tolerancia a la glucosa; (high, low) pain — (alta, baja) tolerancia al dolor
References in classic literature ?
Selma was a studious girl, who had not much tolerance for giddy things like Tiny and Lena; but they always spoke of her with admiration.
Aye, but there's this in it, Dowlas," said the landlord, speaking in a tone of much candour and tolerance.
Gurth, knowing his master's irritable temper, attempted no exculpation; but the Jester, who could presume upon Cedric's tolerance, by virtue of his privileges as a fool, replied for them both; ``In troth, uncle Cedric, you are neither wise nor reasonable to-night.
But he had an approved tolerance for others; sometimes wondering, almost with envy, at the high pressure of spirits involved in their misdeeds; and in any extremity inclined to help rather than to reprove.
In the first month or so the Beast Folk, compared with their latter condition, were human enough, and for one or two besides my canine friend I even conceived a friendly tolerance.
Our ancestors had no great tolerance for anachronisms.
These were Captain Langford, the English officer before mentioned; a Virginian planter, who had come to Massachusetts on some political errand; a young Episcopal clergyman, the grandson of a British earl; and, lastly, the private secretary of Governor Shute, whose obsequiousness had won a sort of tolerance from Lady Eleanore.
I owed this tolerance to the most careless, the most confirmed of those Bohemians (his beard had streaks of grey amongst its many other tints) who, once bringing his heavy hand down on my shoulder, took my defence against the charge of being disloyal and even foreign to that milieu of earnest visions taking beautiful and revolutionary shapes in the smoke of pipes, in the jingle of glasses.
We were soon to discover that it was not so, and that he was still there upon tolerance.
Indeed, who would have supposed that tolerance, sympathy, and a sense of humour would inhabit that militant form?
echoed Santos, with a smile and a shake of the head; a suspicious tolerance, an ostentatious truce, upon his parchment face.
There is no cruelty greater than a woman's to a man who loves her and whom she does not love; she has no kindness then, no tolerance even, she has only an insane irritation.