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Definition of Tolerance


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

Tolerance Quotations

A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance and tenacity. The order varies for any given year.
Paul Sweeney

Our uniqueness, our individuality, and our life experience molds us into fascinating beings. I hope we can embrace that. I pray we may all challenge ourselves to delve into the deepest resources of our hearts to cultivate an atmosphere of understanding, acceptance, tolerance, and compassion. We are all in this life together.
Linda Thompson

Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one's own beliefs. Rather it condemns the oppression or persecution of others.
John F. Kennedy

In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
Dalai Lama

Tolerance is giving to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself.
Robert Green Ingersoll
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Tolerance Translations

tolerance in German is Toleranz
tolerance in Italian is tolleranza
tolerance in Spanish is tolerancia
tolerance in Swedish is tolerans
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