Meaning of persistence

per•sist•ence

Pronunciation: (pur-sis'tuns, -zis'-), [key]
— n.
  1. the act or fact of persisting.
  2. the quality of being persistent: You have persistence, I'll say that for you.
  3. continued existence or occurrence: the persistence of smallpox.
  4. the continuance of an effect after its cause is removed.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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