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 for persistence
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     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.
            [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  persistence
      n 1: the property of a continuous and connected period of time
           [syn: continuity, persistence]
      2: persistent determination [syn: doggedness, perseverance,
         persistence, persistency, tenacity, tenaciousness,
         pertinacity]
      3: the act of persisting or persevering; continuing or repeating
         behavior; "his perseveration continued to the point where it
         was no longer appropriate" [syn: perseverance,
         persistence, perseveration]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  170 Moby Thesaurus words for "persistence":
     abidingness, accordance, adhesiveness, age, antiquity, application,
     assiduity, assiduousness, bulldog tenacity, bullheadedness, calm,
     changelessness, cohesiveness, commitment, concentration,
     consistency, consonance, constancy, continualness, continuance,
     continuation, continuity, correspondence, course, decidedness,
     decision, decisiveness, dedication, defeat of time,
     defiance of time, definiteness, demandingness, determinateness,
     determination, determinedness, devotion, diligence, diuturnity,
     dogged perseverance, doggedness, durability, durableness, duration,
     earnestness, endurance, engrossment, equability, equanimity,
     equilibrium, evenness, exigency, extension, fidelity, firmness,
     fixedness, frozenness, gluiness, glutinosity, grit, gumminess,
     hardening, homogeneity, immobility, immovability, immovableness,
     immutability, importunacy, importunateness, importunity,
     indefatigability, industriousness, industry, insistence,
     insistency, invariability, invariableness, inveteracy, lastingness,
     lengthening, long standing, long-lastingness, long-livedness,
     longevity, loyalty, maintenance, monolithism, obduracy, obstinacy,
     patience, patience of Job, perdurability, perennation, permanence,
     permanency, perpetualness, perpetuation, perpetuity, perseverance,
     persistency, pertinaciousness, pertinacity, plodding, pluck,
     plugging, preoccupation, pressingness, pressure, progress,
     progression, prolongation, protraction, purpose, purposefulness,
     pursuance, quiescence, relentlessness, repetition, resoluteness,
     resolution, resolve, resolvedness, retention, rigidity, run,
     sedulity, sedulousness, self-will, seriousness, sincerity,
     single-mindedness, singleness of purpose, slogging, snugness,
     solidity, stability, stamina, standing, stasis, staying power,
     steadfastness, steadiness, stick-to-itiveness, stickiness,
     straight course, stubbornness, survival, survivance,
     sustained action, sustenance, tackiness, tenaciousness, tenacity,
     tightness, tirelessness, torpor, total commitment, toughness,
     unchangeability, unchangingness, uniformity, uninterrupted course,
     unity, unremittingness, unruffledness, unswerving attention,
     urgency, viscidity, viscosity, way, will
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  persistence
  persistent
  
     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.
  
     (1994-11-09)
  

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