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tolerance

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Noun tolerance has 5 senses
  1. tolerance - the power or capacity of an organism to tolerate unfavorable environmental conditions
    --1 is a kind of
    endurance
    --1 has particulars: capacity
  2. permissiveness, tolerance - a disposition to allow freedom of choice and behavior
    --2 is a kind of disposition, temperament
    --2 has particulars:
     toleration, acceptance, sufferance; indulgence, lenience, leniency; overtolerance
  3. tolerance - the act of tolerating something
    --3 is a kind of
    allowance
    --3 has particulars: lenience, leniency
    Derived form: verb tolerate1
  4. tolerance - willingness to recognize and respect the beliefs or practices of others
    --4 is a kind of
    attitude, mental attitude
    Antonyms: intolerance
    --4 has particulars:
     broad-mindedness; liberality, liberalness; disinterest, neutrality
  5. allowance, leeway, margin, tolerance - a permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move within limits
    --5 is a kind of discrepancy, disagreement, divergence, variance
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