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English noun: persistence

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


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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