[ per-sis-tuh ns, -zis- ]
/ pərˈsɪs təns, -ˈzɪs- /
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SYNONYMS FOR persistence
1 See perseverance.
Related formsnon·per·sist·ence, nounnon·per·sist·en·cy, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for non-persistence
/ (pəˈsɪstəns) /
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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Word Origin and History for non-persistence
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.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Medicine definitions for non-persistence
[ pər-sĭs′təns ]
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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