[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’-)
[per-sis-tuh nt, -zis-] /pərˈsɪs tənt, -ˈzɪs-/ adjective 1. persisting, especially in spite of opposition, obstacles, discouragement, etc.; persevering: a most annoyingly persistent young man. 2. lasting or enduring tenaciously: the persistent aroma of verbena; a persistent cough. 3. constantly repeated; continued: persistent noise. 4. Biology. 5. Botany. remaining attached beyond the usual time, as flowers, […]
- Persistent chronic hepatitis
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- Persistent cruelty
noun 1. (Brit, law) conduct causing fear of danger to the life or health of a spouse (used in matrimonial proceedings before magistrates)
- Persistent functional language
functional language, database (PFL) A functional database language developed by Carol Small at Birkbeck College, London, UK and Alexandra Poulovassilis (now at King’s College London). In PFL, functions are defined equationally and bulk data is stored using a special class of functions called selectors. PFL is a lazy language, supports higher-order functions, has a strong […]