persistence

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noun per·sis·tence \pər-ˈsis-tən(t)s, -ˈzis-\

Definition of persistence

  1. 1 :  the action or fact of persisting

  2. 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.

1546

First Known Use of persistence

1546


PERSISTENCE Defined for English Language Learners

persistence

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noun per·sis·tence \pər-ˈsis-tən(t)s, -ˈzis-\

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

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noun per·sist·ence \pər-ˈsi-stəns\

Definition of persistence for Students

  1. 1 :  the act or fact of stubbornly continuing to do something

  2. 2 :  the act or fact of continuing to exist longer than usual



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