- Persistence Per*sist"ence, Persistency Per*sist"en*cy, n.
1. The quality or state of being persistent; staying or
continuing quality; hence, in an unfavorable sense,
2. The continuance of an effect after the cause which first gave rise to it is removed; as: (a) (Physics) The persistence of motion. (b) (Physiol.) Visual persistence, or persistence of the visual impression; auditory persistence, etc. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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