zero tolerance


Definition of zero tolerance

  1. :  a policy of giving the most severe punishment possible to every person who commits a crime or breaks a rule The police announced that there will be zero tolerance for looters. The camp has a zero tolerance drug and alcohol policy.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  the arithmetical symbol 0 or 0̸ denoting the absence of all magnitude or quantity

    :  additive identity

    :  the number between the set of all negative numbers and the set of all positive numbers

  1. :  of, relating to, or being a zero

    :  having no magnitude or quantity :  not any

    :  having no phonetic manifestation

  1. :  to determine or adjust the zero of

  1. :  capacity to endure pain or hardship :  endurance, fortitude, stamina

    :  sympathy or indulgence for beliefs or practices differing from or conflicting with one's own

    :  the act of allowing something :  toleration

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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