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tolerance

[ tol-er-uhns ]
/ ˈtɒl ər əns /
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noun
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Origin of tolerance

First recorded in 1375–1425; a late Middle English word from the Latin word tolerantia; see tolerant, -ance

synonym study for tolerance

1, 2. Tolerance , toleration agree in allowing the right of something that one does not approve. Tolerance suggests a liberal spirit toward the views and actions of others: tolerance toward religious minorities. Toleration implies the allowance or sufferance of conduct with which one is not in accord: toleration of graft.

OTHER WORDS FROM tolerance

non·tol·er·ance, nouno·ver·tol·er·ance, noun
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How to use tolerance in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for tolerance

tolerance
/ (ˈtɒlərəns) /

noun
the state or quality of being tolerant
capacity to endure something, esp pain or hardship
the permitted variation in some measurement or other characteristic of an object or workpiece
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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