What does persistence mean?

Definitions for persistencepərˈsɪs təns, -ˈzɪs-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word persistence.

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"


  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


  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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of persistence in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of persistence in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jen Ramsey:

    Success = persistence when it gets hard.

  2. Benjamin Franklin:

    Energy and persistence conquer all thing.

  3. Benjamin Franklin:

    Energy and persistence conquer all things.

  4. Cynthia Wang:

    Persistence plus no dignity equals success.

  5. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    Persistence is the source of great strength.

Images & Illustrations of persistence

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