Meaning of perseveration

per•sev•er•a•tion

Pronunciation: (pur-sev"u-rā'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. the act or process of perseverating.
  2. the pathological, persistent repetition of a word, gesture, or act, often associated with brain damage or schizophrenia.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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