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

Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
Lao Tzu