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Noun: persistence  pu(r)'sis-tun(t)s
  1. The property of a continuous and connected period of time
    - continuity
  2. Persistent determination
    - doggedness, perseverance, persistency, tenacity, tenaciousness, pertinacity, pertinaciousness
  3. The act of persisting or persevering; continuing or repeating behaviour
    "his persistence continued to the point where it was no longer appropriate";
    - perseverance, perseveration

Derived forms: persistences

See also: continuous, uninterrupted

Type of: continuance, continuation, determination, durability, enduringness, lastingness, purpose, strength

Encyclopedia: Persistence