perseveration

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

Definition of perseveration 

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

Other Words from perseveration

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

First Known Use of perseveration

1907, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for perseveration

Latin perseveration-, perseveratio, from perseverare

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perseveration

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

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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