Definition of Persistence

1. Noun. The property of a continuous and connected period of time.

Exact synonyms: Continuity
Generic synonyms: Durability, Enduringness, Lastingness, Strength
Attributes: Continuous, Uninterrupted
Derivative terms: Continuous, Persistent



2. Noun. Persistent determination.

3. Noun. The act of persisting or persevering; continuing or repeating behavior. "His perseveration continued to the point where it was no longer appropriate"
Exact synonyms: Perseverance, Perseveration
Generic synonyms: Continuance, Continuation
Derivative terms: Persevere, Perseverate, Persevere, Persist

Definition of Persistence

1. n. The quality or state of being persistent; staying or continuing quality; hence, in an unfavorable sense, doggedness; obstinacy.

Definition of Persistence

1. Noun. The property of being persistent. ¹

2. Noun. (computer science) Of data, continuing to exist after the execution of the program. ¹

3. Noun. (meteorology) Continuation of the previous day's weather (particularly temperature and precipitation statistics). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Persistence

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Persistence

1. 1. The tendency of a cell to continue moving in one direction: an internal bias on the random walk behaviour that cells exhibit in isotropic environments. 2. Of viruses that persist in a cell population, animal, plant or population for long periods often in a nonreplicating form, by such strategies as integration into host DNA, immunological suppression or mutation into forms with slow replication. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Persistence

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persistent chronic hepatitis
persistent ectopic pregnancy
persistent foetal circulation syndrome
persistent generalised lymphadenopathy
persistent mullerian duct syndrome

Literary usage of Persistence

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1. A History of Philosophy by Frank Thilly (1914)
"It is inconceivable that something should become nothing; when we say that something becomes noth- persistence ing, we are establishing a relation between ..."

2. A History of Philosophy by Frank Thilly (1914)
"It is inconceivable that something should become nothing ; when we say that something becomes noth- persistence ing, we are establishing a relation between ..."

3. Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1892)
"3 gives the values of retinal persistence for the spectrum as seen by a red- blind ... Color has, at most, very slight infiuence upon retinal persistence. ..."

4. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1904)
"When the persistence of value is spoken of, it might be understood as if value ... I take the expression persistence of value, however, in analogy with the ..."

5. Condensation of Vapor as Induced by Nuclei and Ions: Third Report by Carl Barus (1908)
"32, b, the persistence of water nuclei in successive exhaustions is shown for ... The persistence of residual water nuclei is not appreciably different when ..."

6. Rhodora by New England Botanical Club (1902)
"1902] Beane, — Remarkable persistence of Button-bush All of the above mentioned species are represented by herbarium specimens, which are at present with ..."

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