Persistence meaning

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Persistence is continuing to try, an effect that continues even after the cause has been removed or something that sticks around for a long time.

An example of persistence is when you try and try to learn a new skill, never giving up.

An example of persistence is when a marital problem doesn't go away even after the divorce is finalized.

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The act of persisting; stubborn or enduring continuance.
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The act of persisting.
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The quality of being persistent; tenacity.
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The state or quality of being persistent; persistency.
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Continuance of an effect after the cause is removed.

Persistence of vision.

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The continuance of an effect after the removal of its cause.

Persistence of vision causes visual impressions to continue upon the retina for a brief time.

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(computer science) Of data, continuing to exist after the execution of the program.

Once written to a disk file, the data has persistence: it will still be there tomorrow when we run the next program.

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(meteorology) Continuation of the previous day's weather (particularly temperature and precipitation statistics).
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The property of being persistent.

You've got to admire his persistence, he's asked her out every day for a month even though she keeps turning him down.

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(1) In a CRT, the time a phosphor dot remains illuminated after being energized. Long-persistence phosphors reduce flicker, but generate ghost-like images that linger on screen for a fraction of a second.
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