• WordNet 3.6
    • n toleration official recognition of the right of individuals to hold dissenting opinions (especially in religion)
    • n toleration a disposition to tolerate or accept people or situations "all people should practice toleration and live together in peace"
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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
    • Toleration Hence, freedom from bigotry and severity in judgment of the opinions or belief of others, especially in respect to religious matters.
    • Toleration Specifically, the allowance of religious opinions and modes of worship in a state when contrary to, or different from, those of the established church or belief.
    • Toleration The act of tolerating; the allowance of that which is not wholly approved.
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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
    • n toleration The act. of sustaining or enduring; endurance.
    • n toleration The act of tolerating; allowance made for what is not wholly approved; forbearance.
    • n toleration Specifically, the recognition of the right of private judgment in matters of faith and worship; also, the liberty granted by the governing power of a state to every individual to hold or publicly teach and defend his religious opinions, and to worship whom, how, and when he pleases, provided that he does not thereby violate the rights of others or infringe laws designed for the protection of decency, morality, and good order, or for the security of the governing power; the effective recognition by the state of the right which every person has to enjoy the benefit of all the laws and of all social privileges without any regard to difference of religion.
    • n toleration A disposition to tolerate, or not to judge or deal harshly or rigorously in cases of differences of opinion, conduct, or the like; tolerance.
    • n toleration In medicine and physiology, same as tolerance, 3.
    • n toleration Same as tolerance, 4.
    • n toleration A license to gather oysters or operate oyster-beds. The fee is a toleration fee.
    • n toleration Synonyms See tolerance.
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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."
    • ns Toleration act of tolerating: allowance of what is not approved: liberty given to a minority to hold and express their own political or religious opinions, and to be admitted to the same civil privileges as the majority
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  • Reggie Jackson
    Reggie Jackson
    “I feel that the most important requirement in success is learning to overcome failure. You must learn to tolerate it, but never accept it.”
  • Doris Lessing
    “The worst superstition is to consider our own tolerable.”
  • 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.”


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. toleratio,: cf. OF. toleration,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. tolerāre, -ātum, from tollĕre, to lift up.


In literature:

Tolerance was not one of the virtues expressed in her physiognomy.
"The Odd Women" by George Gissing
He really believed it was only because she had taken to Bosinney that she tolerated the idea of the house at all.
"The Forsyte Saga, Complete" by John Galsworthy
He was a tolerably youthful man, as decently attired as old black cloth could help him to be.
"Sandra Belloni, Complete" by George Meredith
Dirty, dilapidated, hung with weeds and parasites, it would have been more tolerable.
"Diana of the Crossways, Complete" by George Meredith
Garbanzos are grown like mildly frost-tolerant peas.
"Gardening Without Irrigation: or without much, anyway" by Steve Solomon
Encountering the objectionable Roper, he smiled upon him contemptuously tolerant.
"Born in Exile" by George Gissing
There was tolerable food in the bed of the watercourse, but the horses were thirsty and eat but little.
"Journals Of Expeditions Of Discovery Into Central Australia And Overland" by Edward John Eyre
It was only by making the most of every odd hour when the weather was tolerable that our outdoor enterprises made any headway.
"The Home of the Blizzard" by Douglas Mawson
The question I asked was, whether what was permitted by the poet might not be tolerated in a prose narrator too?
"The Aesthetical Essays" by Friedrich Schiller
I don't think he'd tolerate her if she were not his cousin.
"The Fighting Chance" by Robert W. Chambers

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
The nose-end that twitches, the old imperfections—-
Tolerable now as moles on the face
Put up with until chagrin gives place
To a wry complaisance—-
"The Companionable Ills" by Sylvia Plath
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:

It can operate at low line pressures and uses close tolerance, high speed mixing heads.
MAb polishing using salt tolerant interaction membrane chromatography.
Assembly/ Machinist Close tolerance ass'y.
This is one of the last opportunities for the tank truck industry to promote changes to make the legislation more tolerable.
MAb polishing using salt tolerant interaction membrane chromatography.
In the one hand, the trend has been tighter tolerances on ever-larger chucks and jaws that the Guernica-based company makes for machine tools.
The state of Texas has used the tactic of citing students for behavior violations and truancy as part of a zero-tolerance movement since the mid-1990's.
Betty Sutton and her husband, Joe, have no tolerance for illegal immigrants who use their Jim Hogg County ranch as a detour around a Border Patrol checkpoint.
It thrives in partial shade, as long as it gets some sun, loves very low water, and tolerates clay soils.
The American Family Association is paranoid about a one-day event in schools that promotes tolerance.
For the past 11 years, Oct 30 has been a day for promoting tolerance in schools across the country.
Zero tolerance, three strikes and you're out, supermax prisons and legions of young men who have done time — these are the hallmarks of our age.
"Our office has zero tolerance for price gouging ," NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said in a statement.
The self-leveling formula also tolerates moisture vapor transmission up to 12 lbs.
The new version consists of Marathon's basic fault-tolerant SMP package, everRun MX, but it now integrates directly with CA's ARCserve replication feature to provide 24/7 application availability.

In science:

Error and attack tolerance of complex networks.
Random Geometric Graphs
My naive idea is to completely avoid rejections within the particular energy level E currently sub jected to the averaging process, although tolerating some rejections out of it.
Simple Dynamics for Broad Histogram Method
Highly Optimized Tolerance: A Mechanism for Power Laws in Designed Systems.
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
In OAI-PMH, the metadata is distributed and replicated in many different places and potentially provides a highly redundant and fault-tolerant system.
A Scalable Architecture for Harvest-Based Digital Libraries - The ODU/Southampton Experiments
The coefficients of these tensors are varied until the equation describing the expansion of null geodesics drops below some specified tolerance level.
Variational Principles in General Relativity