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  • noun
    The ability or willingness to tolerate something, in particular the existence of opinions or behavior that one does not necessarily agree with. (the tolerance of corruption)
    The capacity to endure continued subjection to something, especially a drug, transplant, antigen, or environmental conditions, without adverse reaction. (the desert camel shows the greatest tolerance to dehydration)
    An allowable amount of variation of a specified quantity, especially in the dimensions of a machine or part. (250 parts in his cars were made to tolerances of one thousandth of an inch)


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