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“… the basics of tolerance and manners to …”

meanings of tolerance


  1. The ability of the body to accept a tissue graft without rejection.
  2. The ability of the body (or other organism) to resist the action of a poison, to cope with a dangerous drug or to survive infection by an organism.
  3. The ability or practice of tolerating; an acceptance of or patience with the beliefs, opinions or practices of others; a lack of bigotry.
  4. The variation or deviation from a standard, especially the maximum permitted variation in an engineering measurement.
  5. The ability to endure pain or hardship; endurance.

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