tolerance: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (tol'ur-uns), [key]
- a fair, objective, and permissive attitude toward those whose opinions, practices, race, religion, nationality, etc., differ from one's own; freedom from bigotry.
- a fair, objective, and permissive attitude toward opinions and practices that differ from one's own.
- interest in and concern for ideas, opinions, practices, etc., foreign to one's own; a liberal, undogmatic viewpoint.
- the act or capacity of enduring; endurance: My tolerance of noise is limited.
- a tolerance to antibiotics.
- the power of enduring or resisting the action of a drug, poison, etc.:a tolerance to antibiotics.
- the lack of or low levels of immune response to transplanted tissue or other foreign substance that is normally immunogenic.
- the permissible range of variation in a dimension of an object. Cf. allowance (def. 8).
- the permissible variation of an object or objects in some characteristic such as hardness, weight, or quantity.
- Also called allowance.a permissible deviation in the fineness and weight of coin, owing to the difficulty of securing exact conformity to the standard prescribed by law.
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