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persistence

[per-sis-tuh ns, -zis-] /pərˈsɪs təns, -ˈzɪs-/
noun
1.
the act or fact of persisting.
2.
the quality of being persistent:
You have persistence, I'll say that for you.
3.
continued existence or occurrence:
the persistence of smallpox.
4.
the continuance of an effect after its cause is removed.
Often, persistency.
Origin of persistence
1540-1550
First recorded in 1540-50; persist + -ence
Related forms
nonpersistence, noun
nonpersistency, noun
Synonyms
1. See perseverance.
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British Dictionary definitions for non-persistence

persistence

/pəˈsɪstəns/
noun
1.
the quality of persisting; tenacity
2.
the act of persisting; continued effort or existence
3.
the continuance of an effect after the cause of it has stopped: persistence of vision
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Word Origin and History for non-persistence

persistence

n.

1540s, from Middle French persistance, from persistant "lasting, enduring, permanent," from Latin persistentem (nominative persistens), present participle of persistere (see persist). Often spelled persistance 16c. Related: Persistency.

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non-persistence in Medicine

persistence per·sist·ence (pər-sĭs'təns, -zĭs'-)
n.

  1. Continuance of an effect after the cause is removed.

  2. Continuance of a part or an organ, rather than having it disappear in an early stage of development.

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