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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.
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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
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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.
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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"
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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]
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tolerance

noun
1. Forbearing or lenient treatment:
2. The capacity of enduring hardship or inconvenience without complaint:
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

tolerance

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

[ˈtɒlərns] n (of pain, hardship) → sopportazione f; (of behaviour) (Med, Tech) → tolleranza
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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.
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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.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

tolerance

n tolerancia; impaired glucose — alteración f de la tolerancia a la glucosa; (high, low) pain — (alta, baja) tolerancia al dolor
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As the whole nation is mourning the death of defence personnel, it adds up pressure on India's tolerance level; therefore a timely action is needed to counter recurrence of similar incidents.
In this case, mother who was kicked out of her husband's home seems that his husband must have lost tolerance level and could not tackle her wife properly or he could not realize that his wife is a psychiatric patient.
The tolerance level for speeding has been removed from some speed cameras in Oman, according to the Royal Oman Police (ROP).
But, the traffic jam is yet to reduce at satisfactory level as huge development works are being carried out in the capital city and we are trying our level best to bring it to tolerance level." "We have already identified 130 bus stands in the Dhaka metropolitan areas and check post will be set up at 57 points from where the traffic police will conduct their activities in bringing discipline in the traffic management system," he continued.
These show that the tolerance level of the people has reached a boiling point and to vent their anger they resort to any means.
So the body's tolerance level for the rush determines if that person will be susceptible to actually vomiting when kicked in the groin.
The notification fixes inflation target at 4 per cent with upper tolerance level of 6 per cent and lower limit of 2 per cent.
The target incorporates a margin of plus or minus two per cent thus fixing the upper tolerance level at six per cent till 2021.
The tolerance level of fusion was becoming high within the star, thus fusing its elements into iron.
The ozone, which is associated with the increased risk of premature death in adults and diminished lung function, would also lead to increased hospital admissions for asthma, particularly in children who have low tolerance level and are more vulnerable."
Islamabad -- Pakistan Muslim League (Quaid) central leader Chaudhry Pervez Elahi said politician must keep up tolerance level so as to bring positive change in politics.