Definitions for persistencepərˈsɪs təns, -ˈzɪs-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

per•sist•ence*pərˈsɪs təns, -ˈzɪs-(n.)

also per•sist′en•cy

  1. the act or fact of persisting.

  2. the quality of being persistent.

* Syn: See perseverance.

Origin of persistence:

1540–50; < LL persistentia; see persist , -ence

Princeton's WordNet

  1. continuity, persistence(noun)

    the property of a continuous and connected period of time

  2. doggedness, perseverance, persistence, persistency, tenacity, tenaciousness, pertinacity(noun)

    persistent determination

  3. perseverance, persistence, perseveration(noun)

    the act of persisting or persevering; continuing or repeating behavior

    "his perseveration continued to the point where it was no longer appropriate"

Wiktionary

  1. persistence(Noun)

    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. persistence(Noun)

    Of data, continuing to exist after the execution 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. persistence(Noun)

    Continuation of the previous day's weather (particularly temperature and precipitation statistics).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Persistence(noun)

    alt. of Persistency

Freebase

  1. Persistence

    In computer science, persistence refers to the characteristic of state that outlives the process that created it. Without this capability, state would only exist in RAM, and would be lost when this RAM loses power, such as a computer shutdown. This is achieved in practice by storing the state as data in non-volatile storage such as a hard drive or flash memory. Picture editing programs or word processors, for example, achieve state persistence by saving their documents to files.


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