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English noun: persistence

1. persistence (attribute) the property of a continuous and connected period of time


Synonymscontinuity


Broader (hypernym)durability, enduringness, lastingness, strength


Attributecontinuous, uninterrupted

2. persistence (attribute) persistent determination


Synonymsdoggedness, perseverance, persistency, pertinacity, tenaciousness, tenacity


Broader (hypernym)determination, purpose

3. persistence (act) the act of persisting or persevering; continuing or repeating behavior


SamplesHis perseveration continued to the point where it was no longer appropriate.


Synonymsperseverance, perseveration


Broader (hypernym)continuance, continuation









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