Tolerance
12 definitions

Tolerance

The maximum legal level of a pesticide chemical residue in or on a raw or processed agricultural commodity or processed food.

Tolerance
"Tolerance" means the allowable deviation from any figure used on a label to designate the percentage of any fraction or rate of occurrence in the lot and is based on the law of normal variation from a mean.
Tolerance
"Tolerance" means the allowable deviation from any figure used on a label as established by the Secretary by rule or regulation.
Tolerance

The allowable variation from a standard or from specified conditions.

Tolerance

The ability of a system to provide continuity of operation under various abnormal
conditions.

Tolerance

The ability to tolerate a drug when given as prescribed. In other words, tolerance means benefiting from the drug without having any adverse effects that would make it impossible to continue taking the drug.

Tolerance

(1) ecology: the capacity of an organism or biological process to subsist under a given set of environmental conditions. (2) silviculture: the capacity of trees to grow satisfactorily in the shade of, and in competition with, other trees.

Tolerance

A situation that occurs with continued use of a drug in which an individual requires greater dosages to achieve the same effect.

Tolerance

A characteristic of trees that describes the relative ability to thrive with respect to the growth factors (light, heat, water nutrients, anchorage). For instance a “shade tolerant” species may thrive at low light levels.

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Tolerance has been defined 12 different ways in documents like 7 C.F.R. § 205.2, Code of Virginia, Code of Maryland, and 7 more.

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