Perseveration



[per-sev-uh-rey-shuh n] /pərˌsɛv əˈreɪ ʃən/

noun
1.
the act or process of .
2.
Psychiatry. the pathological, persistent repetition of a word, gesture, or act, often associated with brain damage or schizophrenia.
/pɜːˌsɛvəˈreɪʃən/
noun (psychol)
1.
the tendency for an impression, idea, or feeling to dissipate only slowly and to recur during subsequent experiences
2.
an inability to change one’s method of working when transferred from one task to another
n.

early 15c., “duration, quality of persisting; will to persevere,” from Old French perseveracion “persistence, stubbornness” (13c.) and directly, from Latin perseverationem (nominative perseveratio), noun of action from past participle stem of perseverare (see persevere). Psychological sense (1915) is from German.

perseveration per·sev·er·a·tion (pər-sěv’ə-rā’shən)
n.

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