persistence

noun per·sis·tence \ pər-ˈsi-stən(t)s , -ˈzi- \
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

Definition of persistence

1 : the action or fact of persisting
2 : the quality or state of being persistent; especially : perseverance

Examples of persistence in a Sentence

  1. He admired her dogged persistence in pursuing the job.

  2. His persistence in asking for a raise was finally rewarded.

  3. She has shown a lot of persistence.

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First Known Use of persistence

1546


PERSISTENCE Defined for English Language Learners

persistence

noun

Definition of persistence for English Language Learners

  • : the quality that allows someone to continue doing something or trying to do something even though it is difficult or opposed by other people

  • : the state of occurring or existing beyond the usual, expected, or normal time


PERSISTENCE Defined for Kids

persistence

noun per·sist·ence \ pər-ˈsi-stəns \

Definition of persistence for Students

1 : the act or fact of stubbornly continuing to do something
2 : the act or fact of continuing to exist longer than usual


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