• WordNet 3.6
    • adj tolerant showing or characterized by broad-mindedness "a broad political stance","generous and broad sympathies","a liberal newspaper","tolerant of his opponent's opinions"
    • adj tolerant tolerant and forgiving under provocation "our neighbor was very kind about the window our son broke"
    • adj tolerant showing the capacity for endurance "injustice can make us tolerant and forgiving","a man patient of distractions"
    • adj tolerant able to tolerate environmental conditions or physiological stress "the plant is tolerant of saltwater","these fish are quite tolerant as long as extremes of pH are avoided","the new hybrid is more resistant to drought"
    • adj tolerant showing respect for the rights or opinions or practices of others
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Five thousandths of a millimeter is the tolerance of accuracy at the LEGO mould factories
    • a Tolerant Inclined to tolerate; favoring toleration; forbearing; indulgent.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Female and male black bears cannot tolerate being around each other except when they breed
    • tolerant Inclined or disposed to tolerate; favoring toleration; forbearing; enduring.
    • tolerant In medicine, able to receive or endure without effect, or without pernicious effect.
    • n tolerant One who tolerates; especially, one who is free from bigotry; a tolerationist.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1850, Michigan's state constitution included the following line: "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, unless for the punishment of crime, shall ever be tolerated in this state." This inadvertently legalized slavery as an appropriate punishment for crime. It wasn't until 1963 that the grammar was fixed to outlaw slavery. The change required shifting the comma following "servitude" to the position after "slavery."
    • adj Tolerant tolerating: enduring: indulgent: favouring toleration
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  • Dalai Lama
    Dalai Lama
    “In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.”
  • Edmund Burke
    “Toleration is good for all, or it is good for none.”
  • Frank Moore Colby
    “Persecution was at least a sign of personal interest. Tolerance is composed of nine parts of apathy to one of brotherly love.”
  • Benjamin Disraeli
    “Travel teaches tolerance.”
  • Sir James Goldsmith
    Sir James Goldsmith
    “Tolerance it a tremendous virtue, but the immediate neighbors of tolerance are apathy and weakness.”
  • Helen Keller
    “The highest result of education is tolerance.”


Zero tolerance - If the police have a zero tolerance policy, they will not overlook any crime, no matter how small or trivial.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. tolerans, p. pr. of tolerare, to tolerate: cf. F. tolérant,. See Tolerate
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. tolerāre, -ātum, from tollĕre, to lift up.


In literature:

It is wonderful what rubbish is tolerable if only talked in a foreign tongue.
"The Honorable Peter Stirling and What People Thought of Him" by Paul Leicester Ford
The weather then cleared up a little more, and gave us a tolerably good sight of the land.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. 15 (of 18)" by Robert Kerr
But it could not tolerate unessentials, and so failed of becoming catholic.
"Ten Great Religions" by James Freeman Clarke
Nor must we forget the advantages of toleration.
"Political Thought in England from Locke to Bentham" by Harold J. Laski
A window at one end of it now sent in the moon's rays, so that it was tolerably light, but he could see no one.
"Varney the Vampire" by Thomas Preskett Prest
I am a tolerable Stoic, but preach to myself in vain.
"The Journal of Sir Walter Scott" by Walter Scott
The motive for the alliance was tolerably obvious.
"Diderot and the Encyclopaedists (Vol 1 of 2)" by John Morley
The block and jam thus occasioned are such as no people except the patient Chinese would tolerate.
"The Awakening of China" by W.A.P. Martin
He was firm and positive in his own opinions; but he was tolerant of those who differed from him.
"Great Fortunes, and How They Were Made" by James D. McCabe, Jr.
Halted on an old rice khet, near a pool of tolerably clear water.
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith

In poetry:

Broad as the Master whom he served,
And tolerant as the summer air;
The pity that nor failed nor swerved
Was with him, and was always there.
"In Memoriam" by Alexander Anderson
Sometimes our welcome has no tongue;
Children are often in the way.
We tolerate them while they are young,
And do not always share their play.
"Children" by Bert Leston Taylor
The guard, in kindly Eastern fashion,
Smiled to themselves, and let her stay.
So tolerant of human passion,
"To love he has but one more day."
"His Rubies: Told" by Laurence Hope
Thus bright forever may she keep
Her fires of tolerant Freedom burning,
Till War's red eyes are charmed to sleep
And bells ring home the boys returning.
"Centennial" by John Hay
Napoleon cannot tolerate his rivals.
"However powerfully or skillfully a man rules,
I still cannot learn from him, nor he equals me.
The grave itself would be too small for me if I had a peer
"Napoleon" by Nikoloz Baratashvili
You who were my flesh’s sensitive conscience
You I love forever you who made me
You will not tolerate oppression or injury
You’ll sing in dream of earthly happiness
You’ll dream of freedom and I’ll continue you
"Talking Of Power And Love " by Paul Eluard

In news:

Tolerance in and out of the classroom is part of democracy's foundation, in the US and Israel.
P1M swing clamp cylinder's stressproof steel bearing tolerates high torques.
Ronald Tillery from Grizzlies training camp: A zero tolerance practice.
They are tolerant of many types of soils.
Pedophilia should be a zero-tolerance crime.
More tolerable temps on Sunday brought more people to ShrinersFest, providing a strong finish to the ninth annual event.
Although I am at a point of not being able to tolerate more than a moment of President Obama's lies and whining, I was compelled to watch the first debate.
"Food is a zero tolerance issue," explains Daren Williams, senior vice president at Fleishman-Hillard's Kansas City office and crisis specialist.
Many cloud technology providers build in a certain amount of tolerance for network downtime.
The methods include testing procedure only and incluce no specifications or tolerances.
The charge that a culture of tolerance works as a PR superweapon seems bogus.
The collars can be used in connection with bolt thread tolerance 6g.
Elliott was brought in to help the Stanton family to be more tolerant of one another and of themselves and to prevent bullying.
GLENDALE, Ariz.—The Arizona Cardinals were without starting right guard Adam Snyder and cornerback Greg Toler for Monday night's game against the San Francisco 49ers.
October's First Time Forecaster: Rachel Toler .

In science:

It is straightforward to keep the required tolerances by precisely machining all absorber plate surfaces.
CALICE Report to the DESY Physics Research Committee
In this case, we can cover Φ∞ (S ) with any desired tolerance  by constructing a set of templates in S which forms an /L-net. A well-known fact from topology is that it is possible to find coverings with template count scaling as −d where d is the Hausdorff dimension of S .
On blind searches for noise dominated signals: a loosely coherent approach
In this case, we can still find a suitable template set for any desired tolerance , but the spacing of the templates in S will not depend linearly on  as it does in the Lipschitz case.
On blind searches for noise dominated signals: a loosely coherent approach
For a practical implementation the main point of concern is the ability of the statistic to tolerate frequency mismatch, as it directly impacts the number of templates.
On blind searches for noise dominated signals: a loosely coherent approach
For this purpose the low pass filters are optimum, tolerating mismatch values up to a cutoff frequency and rejecting signals with faster varying phases. A more sophisticated approach is to assume a distribution on the set of allowed phases and then treat our signal as a highly correlated stochastic process.
On blind searches for noise dominated signals: a loosely coherent approach