Definition of perseveration
: continuation of something (as repetition of a word) usually to an exceptional degree or beyond a desired point
Origin of perseveration
Latin perseveration-, perseveratio, from perseverare
First Known Use: 1910
Medical Definition of perseveration
: continual involuntary repetition of a mental act usually exhibited by speech or by some other form of overt behavior
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