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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.
c. The ability to digest or metabolize a food, drug, or other substance or compound: glucose tolerance.
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 ?
Goodworthy had seemed pleasantly disposed to Philip since their trip to Paris, and now that Philip knew he was so soon to be free, he could look upon the funny little man with tolerance.
She could tell no more than I why she had ceased to love me; she was scarcely less anxious than I that I should make her love me again, and, as I have said, she waited with a wonderful tolerance while I strove futilely to discover in what I was lacking and to remedy it.
Yet somehow, from that moment, he had uneasy doubts concerning her, whether there might be by any chance some reason for the tolerance and the interest with which she had regarded him from the first.
"Oh, well," he said, with easy masculine tolerance, "so long as you enjoy it.
He saw her yearning, hungry eyes, and her ill-fed female form which had been rushed from childhood into a frightened and ferocious maturity; then he put his arms about her in large tolerance and stooped and kissed her on the lips.
He achieved a staidness, and calmness, and philosophic tolerance. He no longer lived in a hostile environment.
Tom, like every one of us, was imprisoned within the limits of his own nature, and his education had simply glided over him, leaving a slight deposit of polish; if you are inclined to be severe on his severity, remember that the responsibility of tolerance lies with those who have the wider vision.
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.
`Our ancestors had no great tolerance for anachronisms.'
Indeed, who would have supposed that tolerance, sympathy, and a sense of humour would inhabit that militant form?
"Ah, why!" echoed Santos, with a smile and a shake of the head; a suspicious tolerance, an ostentatious truce, upon his parchment face.
You must remember, if you please, that I stretch my tolerance towards you as my wife's brother, and that it little becomes you to complain of me as withholding material help towards the worldly position of your family.