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

Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meanings can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart.
Martin Luther King Jr.