from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Persistence.

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  • n. The state of being persistent
  • n. A measure of how much something persists

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as persistence, 1.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. persistent determination


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  • Now that's what I call persistency in the face of adversity. Antenna

  • Results of a long-term persistency analysis showed that among continuing and restart patients who were persistent (continuing) after three months of therapy, the persistency rates at 12 and 18 months were as follows: Lialda patients (n = 3,687) were 47 and


  • A long-term persistency analysis evaluated patients who were persistent (continuing) at month 12 and followed them for an additional six months.


  • Results of a long-term persistency analysis showed that after 18 months of treatment, 13 percent of Lialda patients (n = 6,170) were persistent (continuing).


  • As a result, the length of time insurance remains in force, which is also generally referred to as persistency, is a significant determinant of our revenues.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • She hammers her facts into our heads with a persistency which is often more than a match for our stupidity.

    Humanly Speaking

  • In the past, the educators often called this power of conscious relationship, "persistency"; have you not seen people whom the world called "hobby riders" or "freaks"?

    Freedom Talks No. II

  • The wind paused for a moment, as if gathering up all its strength against the dogged persistency which is man, and in that moment the three on the yard had the sail under their chests beating and crushing the life out of it.

    The Beach of Dreams

  • The sun had gone, a ragged slate-coloured cloud was drifting up from over the river, and the rain was falling with a soft persistency which is more fatal than the most boisterous shower.

    A Duet, with an Occasional Chorus

  • Under Proposition 17, companies that recruit policyholders from other companies would be allowed to offer "persistency" discounts to those who have had continuous auto insurance coverage.

    Consumer Watchdog Updates


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