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persistence

[per-sis-tuh ns, -zis-] /pərˈsɪs təns, -ˈzɪs-/
noun
1.
the act or fact of persisting.
2.
the quality of being persistent:
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.
Also, persistency.
Origin
1540-1550
1540-50; persist + -ence
Related forms
nonpersistence, noun
nonpersistency, noun
Synonyms
1. See perseverance.
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British Dictionary definitions for nonpersistence

persistence

/pəˈsɪstəns/
noun
1.
the quality of persisting; tenacity
2.
the act of persisting; continued effort or existence
3.
the continuance of an effect after the cause of it has stopped: persistence of vision
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Word Origin and History for nonpersistence

persistence

n.

1540s, from Middle French persistance, from persistant "lasting, enduring, permanent," from Latin persistentem (nominative persistens), present participle of persistere (see persist). Often spelled persistance 16c. Related: Persistency.

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nonpersistence in Medicine

persistence per·sist·ence (pər-sĭs'təns, -zĭs'-)
n.

  1. Continuance of an effect after the cause is removed.

  2. Continuance of a part or an organ, rather than having it disappear in an early stage of development.

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