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  • 1 Persistent — may relate to: * Persistent Systems, a software company based in Pune, India * Persistent data structure, a data structure in computing which preserves the previous version of itself when it is modified * Persistent organic pollutant, an organic… …

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  • 2 persistent — PERSISTÉNT, Ă, persistenţi, te, adj. Care rămâne (multă vreme) neschimbat, care continuă să existe sau să dureze (multă vreme); care se menţine fără să slăbească în intensitate. ♢ (bot.) Frunze persistente = frunze care rămân verzi în timpul… …

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  • 3 Persistent — Per*sist ent, a. [L. persistens, entis, p. pr. of persistere. See {Persist}.] 1. Inclined to persist; having staying qualities; tenacious of position or purpose. [1913 Webster] 2. (Biol.) Remaining beyond the period when parts of the same kind… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Persistént — (lat.), beharrend; Persisténz, Beharrlichkeit; persistieren, dauern; auf etwas bestehen …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 5 persistent — I adjective abiding, adamant, assiduous, chronic, continued, continuing, continuous, determined, diligent, dogged, durable, enduring, everlasting, faithful, indefatigable, insistent, lasting, obstinate, patient, perdurable, perseverant,… …

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  • 6 persistent — 1826, from PERSISTENCE (Cf. persistence) or from L. persistentem, prp. of persistere. Related: Persistently …

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  • 7 persistent — [adj] determined; continuous assiduous, bound, bound and determined*, bulldogged*, constant, continual, dogged, endless, enduring, firm, fixed, immovable, incessant, indefatigable, in for long haul*, insistent, interminable, like bad penny*,… …

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  • 8 persistent — ► ADJECTIVE 1) persisting or having a tendency to persist. 2) continuing or recurring; prolonged. 3) Botany & Zoology (of a horn, leaf, etc.) remaining attached instead of falling off in the normal manner. DERIVATIVES persistence noun… …

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  • 9 persistent — [pər sist′ənt, pərzist′ənt] adj. [L persistens, prp. of persistere: see PERSIST] 1. refusing to relent; continuing, esp. in the face of opposition, interference, etc.; stubborn; persevering 2. continuing to exist or endure; lasting without change …

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  • 10 persistent — adjective Etymology: Latin persistent , persistens, present participle of persistere Date: 1826 1. existing for a long or longer than usual time or continuously: as a. retained beyond the usual period < a persistent leaf > b. continuing without… …

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  • 11 persistent — per|sis|tent [pəˈsıstənt US pər ] adj 1.) [usually before noun] continuing to exist or happen, especially for longer than is usual or desirable ▪ persistent rumours ▪ persistent headaches ▪ a persistent problem ▪ persistent rain 2.) continuing to …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 persistent — [[t]pə(r)sɪ̱stənt[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED Something that is persistent continues to exist or happen for a long time; used especially about bad or undesirable states or situations. Her position as national leader has been weakened by persistent fears… …

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  • 13 persistent — persistently, adv. /peuhr sis teuhnt, zis /, adj. 1. persisting, esp. in spite of opposition, obstacles, discouragement, etc.; persevering: a most annoyingly persistent young man. 2. lasting or enduring tenaciously: the persistent aroma of… …

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  • 14 persistent — per·sis·tent tənt adj 1) existing or continuing for a long time: as a) effective in the open for an appreciable time usu. through slow volatilizing <mustard gas is persistent> b) degraded only slowly by the environment <persistent… …

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  • 15 persistent — adjective 1 continuing to do something, although this is difficult, or other people warn you not to do it: Paul is amazingly persistent in trying to get Gina to go out with him. | Persistent attempts to interview Garbo were fruitless. |… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 persistent — adj. VERBS ▪ be ADVERB ▪ extremely, incredibly, really, remarkably, very ▪ The weeds were very persistent …

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  • 17 persistent — adj. 1) doggedly persistent 2) persistent in * * * [pə sɪstənt] doggedly persistent persistent in …

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  • 18 persistent — per|sist|ent [ pər sıstənt ] adjective ** 1. ) continuing to do something in a determined way: Although she told him she knew nothing, he was very persistent. His persistent refusal to pay eventually led to his arrest. 2. ) continuing to exist,… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 persistent — adjective 1) a very persistent man Syn: tenacious, persevering, determined, resolute, purposeful, dogged, single minded, tireless, indefatigable, patient, unflagging, untiring, insistent, importunate, relentless, unrelenting; …

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  • 20 persistent — adjective 1) a very persistent man Syn: tenacious, determined, resolute, dogged, tireless, indefatigable, insistent, unrelenting 2) persistent rain Syn: constant, continuous, contin …

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