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Definition of Persistent


  1. Inclined to persist; having staying qualities; tenacious of position or purpose.
  2. Remaining beyond the period when parts of the same kind sometimes fall off or are absorbed; permanent; as, persistent teeth or gills; a persistent calyx; -- opposed to deciduous, and caducous.
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Persistent Translations

persistent in Dutch is volhardend
persistent in Latin is pertinax, improbus
persistent in Portuguese is persistente
persistent in Swedish is envis