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tolerance


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1 In instrumentation, the limit of allowable error.

2 In immunology, ability to accept antigenic stimuli without adverse reaction.

3 In pharmacology and therapeutics, the increasing dose of a drug required with repeated use to induce the same effect.

4 In sociology, the ability to remain equable and comfortable with individuals and groups whose beliefs and behavior are alien or different in ways that can provoke hostile reactions.


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