persistence

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French persistance

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NounEdit

persistence (countable and uncountable, plural persistences)

  1. The property of being persistent.
    You've got to admire his persistence. He's asked her out every day for a month even though she keeps turning him down.
  2. (computer science) Of data, the property of continuing to exist after the termination of the program.
    Once written to a disk file, the data has persistence: it will still be there tomorrow when we run the next program.
  3. (meteorology) Continuation of the previous day's weather (particularly temperature and precipitation statistics).

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