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Noun: perseveration  pu(r),se-vu'rey-shun
  1. The tendency for a memory or idea to persist or recur without any apparent stimulus for it
  2. The act of persisting or persevering; continuing or repeating behaviour
    "his perseveration continued to the point where it was no longer appropriate";
    - perseverance, persistence

Derived forms: perseverations

Type of: continuance, continuation, disposition, inclination, tendency

Encyclopedia: Perseveration