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Tolerance meaning

tolerance - 8 dictionary results

  1. 1. a permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move within limits
  2. 2. Capability of growth in more or less shade.
  3. 3. Allowed amount of variation from the standard or from exact conformity to the specified dimensions, weight, etc., as in various mechanical operations;
  4. 4. The amount which coins, either singly or in lots, are legally allowed to vary above or below the standard of weight or fineness.
  5. 5. The power or capacity of enduring; the act of enduring; endurance.
  6. 6. The endurance of the presence or actions of objectionable persons, or of the expression of offensive opinions; toleration.
  7. 7. The power possessed or acquired by some persons of bearing doses of medicine which in ordinary cases would prove injurious or fatal.
  8. 8. Act of tolerating; disposition to tolerate.

tolerance - examples of usage

  1. So that before Sunday evening she found herself partaking in the large- hearted tolerance and optimism of Violet's parents, and forcing her view upon Uncle and Aunt Randall.
  2. Violet stood beside him, looking at the two, sullenly, but with a certain unwonted tolerance.
  3. And with it all a sort of triumph, as if she were rich in some secret and insolent satisfaction and could afford her tolerance.
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