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PERSISTENCE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does persistence mean? 

PERSISTENCE (noun)
  The noun PERSISTENCE has 3 senses:

1. the property of a continuous and connected period of time
2. persistent determination
3. the act of persisting or persevering; continuing or repeating behavior

  Familiarity information: PERSISTENCE used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


PERSISTENCE (noun)


Sense 1persistence [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The property of a continuous and connected period of time

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

persistence; continuity

Hypernyms ("persistence" is a kind of...):

durability; enduringness; lastingness; strength (permanence by virtue of the power to resist stress or force)

Attribute:

continuous; uninterrupted (continuing in time or space without interruption)


Sense 2persistence [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Persistent determination

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

tenacity; tenaciousness; pertinacity; persistency; perseverance; doggedness; persistence

Hypernyms ("persistence" is a kind of...):

determination; purpose (the quality of being determined to do or achieve something)


Sense 3persistence [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of persisting or persevering; continuing or repeating behavior

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

perseverance; perseveration; persistence

Context example:

his perseveration continued to the point where it was no longer appropriate

Hypernyms ("persistence" is a kind of...):

continuance; continuation (the act of continuing an activity without interruption)


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