per·​sis·​ten·​cy pər-ˈsi-stən(t)-sē How to pronounce persistency (audio)

Examples of persistency in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The tannins are well structured yet soft and the wine has great persistency in the finish. Mike Desimone and Jeff Jenssen, Robb Report, 2 May 2023 Dan recalled of his daughter’s persistency. Eric Sondheimer Columnist, Los Angeles Times, 21 Dec. 2020 During the 1960s, biologist W.D. Hamilton proposed that On the Origins of Species failed to account for the persistency of traits that didn’t directly benefit the animal in question. Tim Brinkhof, Discover Magazine, 9 Mar. 2021 It is elegantly structured with silky soft tannins and great persistency. Mike Desimone and Jeff Jenssen, Robb Report, 9 Dec. 2022 Many research scientists view these technologies as therapeutic grief tools, the question is of persistency and its potentially addictive implications? Cindy Gordon, Forbes, 26 Sep. 2021 Think: multiple people, multiple outreach attempts and professional persistency. Ron Carson, Forbes, 11 Mar. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1597, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of persistency was in 1597

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“Persistency.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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