[per-sis-tuh ns, -zis-]
Origin of persistence
Synonyms for persistence
1. See perseverance.
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- the quality of persisting; tenacity
- the act of persisting; continued effort or existence
- the continuance of an effect after the cause of it has stoppedpersistence of vision
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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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- Continuance of an effect after the cause is removed.
- Continuance of a part or organ, rather than having it disappear in an early stage of development.
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