Per*sist"ence (?), Per*sist"en*cy (?), n. [See Persistent.]
The quality or state of being persistent; staying or continuing quality; hence, in an unfavorable sense, doggedness; obstinacy.
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
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