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perseveration

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noun per·sev·er·a·tion \pər-ˌse-və-ˈrā-shən\

Definition of perseveration

  1. :  continuation of something (as repetition of a word) usually to an exceptional degree or beyond a desired point

perseverate play \-ˈse-və-ˌrāt\ intransitive verb
perseverative play \-ˌrā-tiv\ adjective


Origin of perseveration

Latin perseveration-, perseveratio, from perseverare


First Known Use: 1910


Medical Dictionary

perseveration

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noun per·sev·er·a·tion \pər-ˌsev-ə-ˈrā-shən\

Medical Definition of perseveration

  1. :  continual involuntary repetition of a mental act usually exhibited by speech or by some other form of overt behavior




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