from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of persisting.
- n. The state or quality of being persistent; persistency.
- n. Continuance of an effect after the cause is removed: persistence of vision.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The property of being persistent.
- n. Of data, continuing to exist after the execution of the program.
- n. Continuation of the previous day's weather (particularly temperature and precipitation statistics).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of being persistent; staying or continuing quality; hence, in an unfavorable sense, doggedness; obstinacy.
- n. The continuance of an effect after the cause which first gave rise to it is removed.
- n. The persistence of motion.
- n. Visual persistence, or persistence of the visual impression; auditory persistence, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality of being persistent; steady or firm adherence to or continuance in state, course of action, or pursuit that has been entered upon; especially (of persons), a more or less obstinate perserverance; perserverance notwithstanding opposition, warning, remonstrane, etc.
- n. 2. The continuance of an effect after the cause which first gave rise to it is removed: as, the persistence of the impression of light on the retina after the luminous object is withdrawn; the persistence of force.
- n. In electricity, the time-constant of a circuit in which current is beginning to flow; the time required for an electric current to rise to or .634 of its final value.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the property of a continuous and connected period of time
- n. persistent determination
- n. the act of persisting or persevering; continuing or repeating behavior
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