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noun tolerance pronunciation in American English /ˈtɑlərəns/
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] the attitude of someone who is willing to accept someone else’s beliefs, way of life, etc. without criticizing them even if they disagree with them
    tolerance of/toward:

    We need to show greater tolerance toward each other.

  2. 2
    [uncountable] the ability to experience something unpleasant or painful without being harmed
    tolerance for/of:

    Children have a very low tolerance for hot weather.

  3. 3
    [countable/uncountable] science the amount by which the size of a part of a machine can be different from the standard size before it prevents the machine from operating correctly
 

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