bilateral tolerance

bilateral tolerance

[bī′lad·ə·rəl ′täl·ə·rəns]
(design engineering)
The amount that the size of a machine part is allowed to vary above or below a basic dimension; for example, 3.650 ± 0.003 centimeters indicates a tolerance of ± 0.003 centimeter.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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