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  • n. Plural form of tolerance.

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Examples

  • I'm sure there are physical differences in tolerances, strengths and weaknesses between women and men - but also within genders.

    Women v.s.

  • In THEIR reality gays and porn and other liberal tolerances is a bigger threat than our military.

    Matthew Yglesias » Hagel-Bloomberg?

  • Now, we all know that Chris King is famous for their precision and tight tolerances, which is why they charge $30 for their headset spacers.

    No Hope, No Pants: the CKHCI and the SSCXWC

  • For the approximately 582 pesticides (i.e., active ingredients) registered for use in food production, the FFDCA Section 408 authorizes EPA to establish allowable residue levels (called tolerances) that ensure that human exposure to the pesticide ingredients in food and animal feed will be “safe”.

    Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, United States

  • It looks a little tighter (that is, the tolerances look closer) in person and it definitely grabs your eyes with force.

    kevynwight Diary Entry

  • The pound had been under fire Tuesday when Fitch Ratings said the sharp deterioration in the U. K.'s credit profile during the global financial crisis has been within the "tolerances" of triple-A rated countries, but that the government's current plan to cut the deficit by half over four years was "too slow."

    Dollar, Euro Rise Against Yen

  • Also, a senior official with the Fitch Ratings Agency said the U.K. government's plan to cut the deficit by a half over four years is "too slow," though it is within the "tolerances" of triple-A rated countries.

    U.K. Trade Gap Widens as Exports Sink

  • Separately, Fitch also said Tuesday that the sharp deterioration in the U. K.'s sovereign-credit profile during the global financial crisis has been within the "tolerances" of triple-A rated countries.

    European Markets End Flat

  • Separately, Fitch said the sharp deterioration in the U. K.'s sovereign-credit profile during the global financial crisis has been within the "tolerances" of triple-A rated countries.

    Pound, Euro Slide on Credit Warnings

  • It is used in a variety of settings, some quite specialized, especially in engineering (where people talk of tolerances, meaning a permitted deviation from a specified norm), biology (where it means the ability of an organism to withstand a particular environmental condition), and in medicine (where people talk of a tolerance for a certain drug, say).

    Archive 2008-06-01

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