Meaning of Tolerance

What is Tolerance:

Tolerance refers to the action and effect of tolerating. As such, tolerance is based on respect for the other or what is different from one's own, and can manifest as an act of indulgence in the face of something that is not wanted or cannot be prevented, or as the fact of enduring or enduring someone or something.

The word comes from Latin tolerant, which means ‘quality of who can endure, endure or accept’.

Tolerance is a moral value that implies full respect for the other, for their ideas, practices or beliefs, regardless of whether they clash with or are different from ours.

See also Respect

In this sense, tolerance is also the recognition of the differences inherent in human nature, in the diversity of cultures, religions or ways of being or acting.

Therefore, tolerance is a fundamental attitude for life in society. A tolerant person may accept opinions or behaviors different from those established by their social environment or by their moral principles. This type of tolerance is called social tolerance.

For its part, tolerance towards those who publicly profess beliefs or religions other than ours, or the one officially established, is known as tolerance of worship, and is stipulated as such by law.

November 16 was instituted by the United Nations (UN) as the International Day of Tolerance. This is one of the many UN measures in the fight against intolerance and non-acceptance of cultural diversity.

Tolerance in Medicine

In medicine, the term "drug tolerance" is used to refer to the individual's ability to resist certain drugs. It is the reduction of the body's response to the effects produced by a certain substance. Therefore, tolerance to a drug may decrease as a result of its overuse. The same is true of alcohol, drugs, and tobacco.

See also Medicine

Immune tolerance

Immune or immunological tolerance is defined as the specific absence of response of the immune system to an antigen, either self or foreign, which is induced by previous contact with said antigen. It is an active state (it is not a simple absence of response), endowed with specificity and memory. This tolerance is of paramount importance in the organ transplant process.

Tolerance in Computer Science

In computing, fault tolerance failover) refers to the ability of a storage system to access information or continue to operate even in the event of a failure. The storage system must store the same information on more than one hardware component or on an external machine or device for backup purposes. In this way, if a failure occurs with a consequent loss of data, the system must be able to access all the information by recovering the missing data from an available backup.

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