Tolerance (glossary)

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a resilience attribute that describes the ability of the system to degrade gracefully in the face of a threat. (Jackson and Ferris, 2013)

How a system behaves near a boundary – whether the system gracefully degrades as stress or pressure increases or collapses quickly when pressure exceeds adaptive capacity (Woods 2006, 23)


Woods, D.D. 2006. "Essential Characteristics of Resilience." In Resilience Engineering: Concepts and Precepts, edited by E. Hollnagel, DD. Woods, and N. Leveson. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate Publlishing Limited.

Jackson, Scott, and Timothy Ferris. 2013. "Resilience Principles for Engineered Systems." Systems Engineering 16 (2):152-164.



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