Tolerance
Tolerance Tol"er*ance, n. [L. tolerantia: cf. F. tol['e]rance.] 1. The power or capacity of enduring; the act of enduring; endurance. [1913 Webster]

Diogenes, one frosty morning, came into the market place, shaking, to show his tolerance. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

2. The endurance of the presence or actions of objectionable persons, or of the expression of offensive opinions; toleration. [1913 Webster]

3. (Med.) The power possessed or acquired by some persons of bearing doses of medicine which in ordinary cases would prove injurious or fatal. [1913 Webster]

4. (Forestry) Capability of growth in more or less shade. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

5. the allowed amount of variation from the standard or from exact conformity to the specified dimensions, weight, hardness, voltage etc., in various mechanical or electrical devices or operations; -- caklled also {allowance} specif.: (Coinage) The amount which coins, either singly or in lots, are legally allowed to vary above or below the standard of weight or fineness. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]

6. (Biochemistry) the capacity to resist the deleterious action of a chemical agent normally harmful to the organism; as, the acquired tolerance of bacteria to anitbiotics. [PJC]

7. (Immunology) the acquired inability to respond with an immune reaction to an antigen to which the organism normally responds; -- called also {immunotolerance}, {immunological tolerance}, or {immune tolerance}. Such tolerance may be induced by exposing an animal to the antigen at a very early stage of life, prior to maturation of the immune system, or, in adults, by exposing the animal to repeated low doses of a weak protein antigen ({low-zone tolerance}), or to a large amount of an antigen ({high-zone tolerance}). [PJC]

{Tolerance of the mint}. (Coinage) Same as {Remedy of the mint}. See under {Remedy}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Tolerance — Tolérance Pour les articles homonymes, voir Tolérance (homonymie). La tolérance, du latin tolerare (supporter), est la vertu qui porte à accepter ce que l on n accepterait pas spontanément. C est aussi la vertu qui porte à se montrer vigilant… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • tolérance — [ tɔlerɑ̃s ] n. f. • 1561; h. 1361; lat. tolerantia 1 ♦ Fait de tolérer, de ne pas interdire ou exiger, alors qu on le pourrait; liberté qui résulte de cette abstention. Ce n est pas un droit, c est une tolérance. « Jusqu à quel point tiendrait,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • tolerance — Tolerance. s. f. v. Souffrance, indulgence qu on a pour ce qu on ne peut empescher. Longue tolerance. ce n est pas un droit, mais une tolerance. il ne jouit de cela que par tolerance …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • tolerance — (n.) early 15c., endurance, fortitude, from O.Fr. tolerance (14c.), from L. tolerantia endurance, from tolerans, prp. of tolerare to bear, endure, tolerate (see TOLERATION (Cf. toleration)). Of authorities, in the sense of permissive, first… …   Etymology dictionary

  • tolerance — [n1] open mindedness altruism, benevolence, broad mindedness, charity, clemency, compassion, concession, endurance, forbearance, freedom, good will, grace, humanity, indulgence, kindness, lenience, leniency, lenity, liberalism, liberality,… …   New thesaurus

  • tolerance — [täl′ər əns] n. [ME tolleraunce < MFr tolerance < L tolerantia] 1. a) a tolerating or being tolerant, esp. of views, beliefs, practices, etc. of others that differ from one s own b) freedom from bigotry or prejudice 2. an allowable… …   English World dictionary

  • tolerance — tolerance. См. резистентность. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Tolerance — Tolerance. См. Допуск. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • Tolérance — (–rangß), frz., Duldung; im Münzwesen was Remedium …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • tolerance — I noun abiding, ability to bear, ability to endure, ability to tolerate, ability to withstand, allowance, bravery, broad mindedness, capacity to endure, capacity to stand suffering, capacity to take pain, charter, compassion, constancy, courage,… …   Law dictionary

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