Origin of persistence
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Examples from the Web for persistency
This persistency had struck the savant, and he asked a mutual friend to introduce him.My Double Life
And she had already begun to have some knowledge of the persistency of his character.Kept in the Dark
The judge and the lookers-on were puzzled by this persistency.Peak and Prairie
This hint at MacLachlan's persistency exasperated me the more.John Splendid
Perhaps all this may account for the persistency with which I sat in my open window.The Bronze Hand
Anna Katharine Green (Mrs. Charles Rohlfs)
- 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
Word Origin and History for persistency
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.
- 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.