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noun [uncountable] persistence pronunciation in British English /pə(r)ˈsɪstəns/
  1. 1
    the attitude or behaviour of someone who continues to do, or try to do, something in a determined way
    Her persistence was finally rewarded by a reply from the minister himself.
  2. 2
    a situation in which something unpleasant continues to exist
    Doctors are worried about the persistence of his fever.


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