tolerance

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 recorded 1530s; of individuals, with the sense of "free from bigotry or severity," 1765. Meaning "allowable amount of variation" dates from 1868; and physiological sense of "ability to take large doses" first recorded 1875.

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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 — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 — [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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