Variant of perseveration
- the tendency of an idea, impression, experience, etc. to persist or recur, or of an individual to continue a particular mental activity without the ability to shift easily to another at a change in stimulus
- Psychiatry the persistent and pathological repetition of a verbal or motor response, often seen in organic brain disease and schizophrenia
Origin: L perseveratio from perseveratus: see perseverate
- perseverative adjective
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