What is tolerance?

  • (noun): The act of tolerating something.
    See also — Additional definitions below


Tolerance or toleration a fair, objective, and permissive attitude toward those whose opinions, practices, race, religion, nationality, etc., differ from one's own; freedom from bigotry.

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Some articles on tolerance:

Tolerance Group
... The term "tolerance groups" refers to a way to make sure that employees do not exceed their authority in financial transactions in an ERP system ... As part of the configuration process, a company can define any number of tolerance groups with a range of limits and can then assign employees to ... Configuration allows the company (setting the tolerance groups) the flexibility to further tailor this methodology of placing limits on an employee ...
Benzodiazepine Dependence - Mechanism - Tolerance and Physical Dependence
... See also Kindling (substance withdrawal) Tolerance develops rapidly to the sleep-inducing effects of benzodiazepines but takes several months to develop to the anxiolytic effects ... effects last for a few weeks before tolerance develops in most individuals ... Tolerance results in a desensitization of GABA receptors and an increased sensitization of the excitatory neurotransmitter system, glutamate such as NMDA glutamate receptors ...
Multidrug Tolerance
... Multidrug tolerance or antibiotic tolerance is the ability of a disease-causing microorganism to resist killing by antibiotics or other antimicrobials ... Microorganisms that display multidrug tolerance can be bacteria, fungi or parasites ...
Tolerance - Mathematics and Statistics
... Tolerance, a measure of multicollinearity in statistics Tolerance interval, a type of statistical probability Tolerant sequence, in mathematical logic ...
Simon Cohen - Global Tolerance
... Global Tolerance is a communications agency focused on promoting tolerance, ethics and compassion ... Global Tolerance works with clients whose values and mission align closely with theirs, strictly choosing those that share a goal of positively affecting society ...

More definitions of "tolerance":

  • (noun): A permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move within limits.
    Synonyms: allowance, leeway, margin
  • (noun): Willingness to recognize and respect the beliefs or practices of others.
  • (noun): A disposition to allow freedom of choice and behavior.
    Synonyms: permissiveness
  • (noun): The power or capacity of an organism to tolerate unfavorable environmental conditions.

Famous quotes containing the word tolerance:

    Nothing is as difficult as to achieve results in this world if one is filled full of great tolerance and the milk of human kindness. The person who achieves must generally be a one-ideaed individual, concentrated entirely on that one idea, and ruthless in his aspect toward other men and other ideas.
    Corinne Roosevelt Robinson (1861–1933)

    For all the injustices in our past and our present, we have to believe that in the free exchange of ideas, justice will prevail over injustice, tolerance over intolerance and progress over reaction.
    Hillary Rodham Clinton (b. 1947)

    The tradition I cherish is the ideal this country was built upon, the concept of religious pluralism, of a plethora of opinions, of tolerance and not the jihad. Religious war, pooh. The war is between those who trust us to think and those who believe we must merely be led.
    Anna Quindlen (b. 1952)