[per-sis-tuh nt, -zis-] /pərˈsɪs tənt, -ˈzɪs-/
persisting, especially in spite of opposition, obstacles, discouragement, etc.; persevering:
a most annoyingly persistent young man.
lasting or enduring tenaciously:
the persistent aroma of verbena; a persistent cough.
constantly repeated; continued:
Botany. remaining attached beyond the usual time, as flowers, flower parts, or leaves.
(of pesticides) breaking down rapidly after application; not persisting in the environment
incessantly repeated; unrelenting: your persistent questioning
(of plant parts) remaining attached to the plant after the normal time of withering: a fruit surrounded by a persistent perianth
(of a chemical, esp when used as an insecticide) slow to break down; not easily degradable
1723, from persistence or from Latin persistentem (nominative persistens), present participle of persistere (see persist). Related: Persistently.
nonpersistent non·per·sis·tent (nŏn’pər-sĭs’tənt)
Having a short life or existence under natural conditions.
[non-pur-suh n] /nɒnˈpɜr sən/ noun 1. someone whose existence or presence is not recognized. 2. someone whose existence is denied or ignored by a government, political party, or the like, often as a punishment for disloyalty or dissent and sometimes resulting in the loss of personal liberty; unperson. A former political leader whom a government […]
[non-pur-suh n] /nɒnˈpɜr sən/ noun 1. someone whose existence or presence is not recognized. 2. someone whose existence is denied or ignored by a government, political party, or the like, often as a punishment for disloyalty or dissent and sometimes resulting in the loss of personal liberty; unperson. noun 1. a person regarded as nonexistent […]
[pur-suh-nl] /ˈpɜr sə nl/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or coming as from a particular person; individual; private: a personal opinion. 2. relating to, directed to, or intended for a particular person: a personal favor; one’s personal life; a letter marked “Personal.”. 3. intended for use by one person: a personal car. 4. referring or […]
[per-spek-tiv] /pərˈspɛk tɪv/ noun 1. a technique of depicting volumes and spatial relationships on a flat surface. Compare , . 2. a picture employing this technique, especially one in which it is prominent: an architect’s perspective of a house. 3. a visible scene, especially one extending to a distance; vista: a perspective on the main […]