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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Persistence  \Per*sist"ence\,  Persistency  \Per*sist"en*cy\,  n. 
  [See  {Persistent}.] 
  1.  The  quality  or  state  of  being  persistent;  staying  or 
  continuing  quality;  hence  in  an  unfavorable  sense 
  doggedness;  obstinacy. 
  2.  The  continuance  of  an  effect  after  the  cause  which  first 
  gave  rise  to  it  is  removed;  as: 
  a  (Physics)  The  persistence  of  motion. 
  b  (Physiol.)  Visual  persistence,  or  persistence  of  the 
  visual  impression;  auditory  persistence,  etc 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  the  property  of  a  continuous  and  connected  period  of  time 
  [syn:  {continuity}] 
  2:  persistent  determination  [syn:  {doggedness},  {perseverence}, 
  {persistency},  {tenacity},  {tenaciousness},  {pertinacity}] 
  3:  the  act  of  persevering  [syn:  {perseverance},  {perseveration}] 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
  1.    A  property  of  a  programming  language  where 
  created  objects  and  variables  continue  to  exist  and  retain 
  their  values  between  runs  of  the  program. 
  2.    The  length  of  time  a  phosphor  dot  on  the  screen 
  of  a  {cathode  ray  tube}  will  remain  illuminated  after  it  has 
  been  energised  by  the  electron  beam.  Long-persistence 
  phosphors  reduce  flicker,  but  generate  ghost-like  images  that 
  linger  on  screen  for  a  fraction  of  a  second 

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