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zero tolerance

absolutely no toleration of even the smallest infraction of a rule. Because of the zero tolerance rule, the kindergartner was expelled from school because his mother accidentally left a table knife in his lunch box.
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As in life, the issues that place tolerance in the crosshairs of controversy are often so simple, but anything but easy, to fully comprehend.
Opinions about the tolerance of people of different religions were similarly split by region.
We investigated whether the degree to which economic institutions and policies are market-oriented is related to different measures of tolerance," said Niclas Berggren and Therese Nilsson of World Values Survey.
Because studies of SR must be conducted with individuals of legal drinking age, 21 years or older, participants typically already have considerable drinking experience, making it difficult to determine if differences in SR are due to innate individual differences or differences in the acquisition of tolerance.
When the manufactured parts are inspected and meet the tolerance requirements of the drawings, they are accepted as good parts.
In his message issue on eve of Tolerance Day, Director-General of UNESCO, Koichiro Matsuura said difference must not be a source of division but strength.
He also said that launching of the COGIR Award testifies its members' keenness to promote the religious tolerance and understanding between cultures across the Gulf region so as to dispel the negative image projected by western media of GCC and Arab citizens.
All mushroom growers should be alerted that changes are forthcoming for two widely used crop protection products, as the tolerances for thiophanate methyl and diazinon are scheduled to expire.
Formulations of tolerance assignment as a non-linear optimization problem were first introduced by Speckhart (1972), Spotts (1973) and Sutherland and Roth (1975).
These data were used to generate an ecological temperature tolerance polygon following Bennett & Beitinger (1997) to more fully characterize the thermal tolerance of green sunfish.
Normal parting line tolerance added to linear tolerance would give as much as 0.
This study expanded the current literature base on financial risk tolerance and specifically addressed the understanding of this construct from a multinational perspective by employing an empirical comparison of financial risk tolerance between the Middle Eastern country of Kuwait and the countries of Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, and United States.
Vatican City -- Pope Benedict insists that tolerance is not indifference.
The governor vetoed Assembly Bill 606, which would have required schools to adopt policies barring discrimination based on a person's ``actual or perceived gender identity and sexual orientation,'' and Assembly Bill 1056, which would have promoted the instruction of tolerance.