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

perseverate

play \pər-ˈse-və-ˌrāt\ intransitive verb

perseverative

play \pər-ˈse-və-ˌrā-tiv\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of perseveration

Latin perseveration-, perseveratio, from perseverare


Medical Dictionary

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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