the retention of a visual image for a short period of time after the removal of the stimulus that produced it: the phenomenon that produces the illusion of movement when viewing motion pictures.
[per-sis-tuh ns, -zis-] /pərˈsɪs təns, -ˈzɪs-/ noun 1. the act or fact of . 2. the quality of being : You have persistence, I’ll say that for you. 3. continued existence or occurrence: the persistence of smallpox. 4. the continuance of an effect after its cause is removed. /pəˈsɪstəns/ noun 1. the quality of persisting; […]
[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
persistent chronic hepatitis n. Benign chronic hepatitis that may follow acute hepatitis A or B, or may complicate bowel diseases.
- 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)