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toleration

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n toleration official recognition of the right of individuals to hold dissenting opinions (especially in religion)
    • n toleration a disposition to tolerate or accept people or situations "all people should practice toleration and live together in peace"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Five thousandths of a millimeter is the tolerance of accuracy at the LEGO mould factories
    • Toleration Hence, freedom from bigotry and severity in judgment of the opinions or belief of others, especially in respect to religious matters.
    • Toleration Specifically, the allowance of religious opinions and modes of worship in a state when contrary to, or different from, those of the established church or belief.
    • Toleration The act of tolerating; the allowance of that which is not wholly approved.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Female and male black bears cannot tolerate being around each other except when they breed
    • n toleration The act. of sustaining or enduring; endurance.
    • n toleration The act of tolerating; allowance made for what is not wholly approved; forbearance.
    • n toleration Specifically, the recognition of the right of private judgment in matters of faith and worship; also, the liberty granted by the governing power of a state to every individual to hold or publicly teach and defend his religious opinions, and to worship whom, how, and when he pleases, provided that he does not thereby violate the rights of others or infringe laws designed for the protection of decency, morality, and good order, or for the security of the governing power; the effective recognition by the state of the right which every person has to enjoy the benefit of all the laws and of all social privileges without any regard to difference of religion.
    • n toleration A disposition to tolerate, or not to judge or deal harshly or rigorously in cases of differences of opinion, conduct, or the like; tolerance.
    • n toleration In medicine and physiology, same as tolerance, 3.
    • n toleration Same as tolerance, 4.
    • n toleration A license to gather oysters or operate oyster-beds. The fee is a toleration fee.
    • n toleration Synonyms See tolerance.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1850, Michigan's state constitution included the following line: "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, unless for the punishment of crime, shall ever be tolerated in this state." This inadvertently legalized slavery as an appropriate punishment for crime. It wasn't until 1963 that the grammar was fixed to outlaw slavery. The change required shifting the comma following "servitude" to the position after "slavery."
    • ns Toleration act of tolerating: allowance of what is not approved: liberty given to a minority to hold and express their own political or religious opinions, and to be admitted to the same civil privileges as the majority
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Quotations

  • Reggie Jackson
    Reggie Jackson
    “I feel that the most important requirement in success is learning to overcome failure. You must learn to tolerate it, but never accept it.”
  • Doris Lessing
    Doris%20Lessing
    “The worst superstition is to consider our own tolerable.”
  • Dalai Lama
    Dalai Lama
    “In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.”
  • Edmund Burke
    Edmund%20Burke
    “Toleration is good for all, or it is good for none.”
  • Frank Moore Colby
    Frank%20Moore%20Colby
    “Persecution was at least a sign of personal interest. Tolerance is composed of nine parts of apathy to one of brotherly love.”
  • Benjamin Disraeli
    Benjamin%20Disraeli
    “Travel teaches tolerance.”

Idioms

Zero tolerance - If the police have a zero tolerance policy, they will not overlook any crime, no matter how small or trivial.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. toleratio,: cf. OF. toleration,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. tolerāre, -ātum, from tollĕre, to lift up.

Usage

In literature:

Tolerance was not one of the virtues expressed in her physiognomy.
"The Odd Women" by George Gissing
He really believed it was only because she had taken to Bosinney that she tolerated the idea of the house at all.
"The Forsyte Saga, Complete" by John Galsworthy
He was a tolerably youthful man, as decently attired as old black cloth could help him to be.
"Sandra Belloni, Complete" by George Meredith
Dirty, dilapidated, hung with weeds and parasites, it would have been more tolerable.
"Diana of the Crossways, Complete" by George Meredith
Garbanzos are grown like mildly frost-tolerant peas.
"Gardening Without Irrigation: or without much, anyway" by Steve Solomon
Encountering the objectionable Roper, he smiled upon him contemptuously tolerant.
"Born in Exile" by George Gissing
There was tolerable food in the bed of the watercourse, but the horses were thirsty and eat but little.
"Journals Of Expeditions Of Discovery Into Central Australia And Overland" by Edward John Eyre
It was only by making the most of every odd hour when the weather was tolerable that our outdoor enterprises made any headway.
"The Home of the Blizzard" by Douglas Mawson
The question I asked was, whether what was permitted by the poet might not be tolerated in a prose narrator too?
"The Aesthetical Essays" by Friedrich Schiller
I don't think he'd tolerate her if she were not his cousin.
"The Fighting Chance" by Robert W. Chambers
She was leaning, at the time I paid my respects to her, on the arm of an Italian count, tolerably well known at Paris.
"Pelham, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
The Harden curates were the chief crook in Mrs. Elsmere's otherwise tolerable lot.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
Lourdes must be tolerated, in the same way that you tolerate a falsehood which makes life possible.
"The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete Lourdes, Rome and Paris" by Emile Zola
Lady Coryston can't tolerate her son, and Coryston can't tolerate Newbury.
"The Coryston Family" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
The Quakers were the principal sect, but men of all religions were tolerated, and lived together in harmony.
"The Complete Works of Whittier The Standard Library Edition with a linked Index" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Still, all enlightened people should be tolerant, and if you would like to go in I will wait for you outside.
"The Song of Songs" by Hermann Sudermann
I'll show you a really tolerable picture of me he insisted on taking.
"The Mistress of Bonaventure" by Harold Bindloss
It was, therefore, tolerably well exercised, and tolerably well disciplined.
"An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations" by Adam Smith
Ours is a marriage unlicensed by the priest, but I know of nothing disreputable in it, or I could never have tolerated it for an hour.
"The Battle of The Press" by Theophila Carlile Campbell
And outwardly he remained a mild little figure with sideburns, kindly tolerant toward everyone.
"Gargoyles" by Ben Hecht
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In poetry:

Broad as the Master whom he served,
And tolerant as the summer air;
The pity that nor failed nor swerved
Was with him, and was always there.
"In Memoriam" by Alexander Anderson
Sometimes our welcome has no tongue;
Children are often in the way.
We tolerate them while they are young,
And do not always share their play.
"Children" by Bert Leston Taylor
The guard, in kindly Eastern fashion,
Smiled to themselves, and let her stay.
So tolerant of human passion,
"To love he has but one more day."
"His Rubies: Told" by Laurence Hope
Thus bright forever may she keep
Her fires of tolerant Freedom burning,
Till War's red eyes are charmed to sleep
And bells ring home the boys returning.
"Centennial" by John Hay
The nose-end that twitches, the old imperfections—-
Tolerable now as moles on the face
Put up with until chagrin gives place
To a wry complaisance—-
"The Companionable Ills" by Sylvia Plath
You who were my flesh’s sensitive conscience
You I love forever you who made me
You will not tolerate oppression or injury
You’ll sing in dream of earthly happiness
You’ll dream of freedom and I’ll continue you
"Talking Of Power And Love " by Paul Eluard

In news:

It can operate at low line pressures and uses close tolerance, high speed mixing heads.
MAb polishing using salt tolerant interaction membrane chromatography.
Assembly/ Machinist Close tolerance ass'y.
This is one of the last opportunities for the tank truck industry to promote changes to make the legislation more tolerable.
MAb polishing using salt tolerant interaction membrane chromatography.
In the one hand, the trend has been tighter tolerances on ever-larger chucks and jaws that the Guernica-based company makes for machine tools.
The state of Texas has used the tactic of citing students for behavior violations and truancy as part of a zero-tolerance movement since the mid-1990's.
Betty Sutton and her husband, Joe, have no tolerance for illegal immigrants who use their Jim Hogg County ranch as a detour around a Border Patrol checkpoint.
It thrives in partial shade, as long as it gets some sun, loves very low water, and tolerates clay soils.
The American Family Association is paranoid about a one-day event in schools that promotes tolerance.
For the past 11 years, Oct 30 has been a day for promoting tolerance in schools across the country.
Zero tolerance, three strikes and you're out, supermax prisons and legions of young men who have done time — these are the hallmarks of our age.
"Our office has zero tolerance for price gouging, " NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said in a statement.
The self-leveling formula also tolerates moisture vapor transmission up to 12 lbs.
The new version consists of Marathon's basic fault-tolerant SMP package, everRun MX, but it now integrates directly with CA's ARCserve replication feature to provide 24/7 application availability.
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In science:

Error and attack tolerance of complex networks.
Random Geometric Graphs
My naive idea is to completely avoid rejections within the particular energy level E currently sub jected to the averaging process, although tolerating some rejections out of it.
Simple Dynamics for Broad Histogram Method
Highly Optimized Tolerance: A Mechanism for Power Laws in Designed Systems.
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
In OAI-PMH, the metadata is distributed and replicated in many different places and potentially provides a highly redundant and fault-tolerant system.
A Scalable Architecture for Harvest-Based Digital Libraries - The ODU/Southampton Experiments
The coefficients of these tensors are varied until the equation describing the expansion of null geodesics drops below some specified tolerance level.
Variational Principles in General Relativity
When the Newtonian masses have converged to within some predetermined tolerance, then we may assume we have properly solved the Hamiltonian constraint sub ject to fixed values of the angular momentum J and the bare masses given by m.
Variational Principles in General Relativity
If the residual is “small” (where “small” means less than some tolerance level), then you have a reasonable approximate solution to Eq. (4.1).
Variational Principles in General Relativity
If the errors are below certain tolerances, then the equation of interest has been solved.
Variational Principles in General Relativity
If the errors are not below the tolerances, then simply return to the first step and reiterate the algorithm.
Variational Principles in General Relativity
The old value of the conformal factor correction at the location of the hole is compared to the new value, and if the difference is below some tolerance level we conclude that we have reached convergence for that particular separation distance D .
Variational Principles in General Relativity
Given an error tolerance δ, we will take a default rule to be δ -valid if, for every set of possible input sentences E consistent with K, the application of the rule to E leads to a false conclusion in a proportion of at most δ of the relevant models.
Evaluating Defaults
Note that the size of ǫ∗ determines how much risk is tolerated in an extension.
Evaluating Defaults
L ≃ 2.2 fm, which is sufficient for keeping finite volume effects tolerable, for instance, for mπ and fπ .
On the price of light quarks
Our best model is no more than a tolerable fit to the data with which it has been compared.
A Simple Dynamical Model for Omega Cen
FIG. 5. A schematic illustration explaining why larger correlation radius for a fixed filling fraction facilitates trapping. A sector, shown with dashed lines, illustrates the tolerance in the arrangement of disks into a necklace.
Coherent Random Lasing and "Almost Localized" Photon Modes
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