[per-sis-tuh ns, -zis-] /pərˈsɪs təns, -ˈzɪs-/

the act or fact of .
the quality of being :
You have persistence, I’ll say that for you.
continued existence or occurrence:
the persistence of smallpox.
the continuance of an effect after its cause is removed.
the quality of persisting; tenacity
the act of persisting; continued effort or existence
the continuance of an effect after the cause of it has stopped: persistence of vision

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.

persistence per·sist·ence (pər-sĭs’təns, -zĭs’-)


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