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gave rise to it is removed: as, the persistence of the impression of light on the retina after the luminous object is withdrawn; the persistence of force.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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Another secret to my persistence is my low-budget approach.
If it had not been for the patience and what we call the persistence of Columbus, America would never have been discovered -- at least not in his time.
Indeed, my goal is to teach you what I call the persistence hunt trot, a trot that once mastered gives the Grok in you the ability to cover large distances efficiently and smoothly when needed.
But persistence is worth something: It adds up, guys.
I believe that persistence is the most important trait you should have if you want to get published.
I err towards the thought of persistence – persistence is usually rewarded.
Investor persistence is a key to Yaleâ€ ™ s momentum in Mexico
He may be applauded for staging complicated plays and raising test scores, but to Esquith, day-to-day persistence is the most crucial and least appreciated quality in a great teacher.
Since Dr. Whelan knows the statistics and the history, his persistence is interesting.
Other research suggests that before the development of slingshots or bows, early hunters engaged in persistence hunting, chasing an animal for hours until it overheated, making it easy to kill at close range.