Associations to the word «Tolerance»


TOLERANCE, noun. (uncountable) (obsolete) The ability to endure pain or hardship; endurance. [15th-19th c.]
TOLERANCE, noun. (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.]
TOLERANCE, noun. (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.]
TOLERANCE, noun. (countable) The variation or deviation from a standard, especially the maximum permitted variation in an engineering measurement. [from 20th c.]
TOLERANCE, noun. (uncountable) The ability of the body to accept a tissue graft without rejection. [from 20th c.]

Dictionary definition

TOLERANCE, noun. The power or capacity of an organism to tolerate unfavorable environmental conditions.
TOLERANCE, noun. A disposition to allow freedom of choice and behavior.
TOLERANCE, noun. The act of tolerating something.
TOLERANCE, noun. Willingness to recognize and respect the beliefs or practices of others.
TOLERANCE, noun. A permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move within limits.

Wise words

Watch your thoughts, they become your words. Watch your words, they become your actions. Watch your actions, they become your habits. Watch your habits, they become your character. Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.