persistent


persistent
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
3. constantly repeated; continued
4. Bot. remaining attached permanently or for a longer than normal time, as some leaves, perianths, etc.
5. Zool.
a) remaining essentially unchanged over a long period of geologic time, as a species
b) remaining for life: said of such parts retained in the adult that normally disappear or wither at an early stage
persistently
adv.

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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