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Noun persistence has 3 senses
- continuity, persistence - the property of a continuous and connected period of time
--1 is a kind of lastingness, durability, enduringness, strength
- doggedness, perseverance, persistence, persistency, tenacity, tenaciousness, pertinacity - persistent determination
--2 is a kind of determination, purpose
- perseverance, persistence, perseveration - the act of persisting or persevering; continuing or repeating behavior; "his perseveration continued to the point where it was no longer appropriate"
--3 is a kind of continuance, continuation