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noun [C or U] (VARIATION)    /ˈtɒl.ər.əns/ US  /ˈtɑː.lɚ-/ specialized
the amount by which a measurement or calculation might change and still be acceptable: parts that are made to tolerances of a thousandth of an inchCalculations and calculatingAddition, subtraction, multiplication and divisionWeighing and measuring
(Definition of tolerance noun (VARIATION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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