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tolerance  /tlrns/  n. 1 [U] the ability to suffer or endure s.t.: She has a high tolerance for pain. 2 [U] acceptance, esp. of beliefs and behavior different from the dominant culture: That city is famous for its tolerance of crime. 3 [C] (in machinery) small differences from standard: Precision tools must be machined to close tolerances. See: intolerance. tolerance

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