Meaning of TOLERANCE in English

TOLERANCE

transcription, транскрипция: [ tɒlərəns ]

( tolerances)

1.

Tolerance is the quality of allowing other people to say and do as they like, even if you do not agree or approve of it.

...his tolerance and understanding of diverse human nature.

≠ intolerance

N-UNCOUNT : oft N of n [ approval ]

2.

Tolerance is the ability to bear something painful or unpleasant.

There is lowered pain tolerance, lowered resistance to infection.

...a low tolerance of errors.

N-UNCOUNT : usu with supp , n N , N of n

3.

If someone or something has a tolerance to a substance, they are exposed to it so often that it does not have very much effect on them.

As with any drug taken in excess, your body can build up a tolerance to it.

N-VAR : with supp , usu N to n

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