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persistence

[pər′sis·təns]
(electronics)
A measure of the length of time that the screen of a cathode-ray tube remains luminescent after excitation is removed; ranges from 1 for short persistence to 7 for long persistence.
A faint luminosity displayed by certain gases for some time after the passage of an electric discharge.
(meteorology)
With respect to the long-term nature of the wind at a given location, the ratio of the magnitude of the mean wind vector to the average speed of the wind without regard to direction. Also known as constancy; steadiness.

persistence

(programming)
A property of a programming language where created objects and variables continue to exist and retain their values between runs of the program.

persistence

(hardware)
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.

persistence

(1) In a CRT, the time a phosphor dot remains illuminated after being energized. Long-persistence phosphors reduce flicker, but generate ghost-like images that linger on screen for a fraction of a second.

(2) In object technology, the storage of an object on a disk or other permanent storage device. See persistent data and persistent name.
References in classic literature ?
A very large proportion of this fund has been already surrendered by individual States; and it may with reason be expected that the remaining States will not persist in withholding similar proofs of their equity and generosity.
Athanase would certainly persist in that faith, for his opinions were woven in with his artistic sorrows, with his bitter contemplation of the social state.
His nature was such, she said, that he would bring me back into the city dead or alive should I persist in opposing him; "preferably dead," she added.
cried one of the Guards, "will you persist in saying, most discreet Aramis, that you are not on good terms with Madame de Bois-Tracy, when that gracious lady has the kindness to lend you one of her handkerchiefs?
You persist in your incredulity, Edmond," continued Faria.
In the meantime I will go to Ithaca, to put heart into Ulysses' son Telemachus; I will embolden him to call the Achaeans in assembly, and speak out to the suitors of his mother Penelope, who persist in eating up any number of his sheep and oxen; I will also conduct him to Sparta and to Pylos, to see if he can hear anything about the return of his dear father--for this will make people speak well of him.
You persist, then, in supposing his sisters influence him?
And if your Honor," concluded this excellent but somewhat prosy old gentleman, "shall see fit to persist in bringing these mercenary sworders and musketeers into our quiet streets, not on our heads be the responsibility.
The other year, looking through a newspaper of sound principles, but whose staff WILL persist in "casting" anchors and going to sea "on" a ship (ough
You mentioned vin de Foigny, and a good repast, do you persist in that?
Johnson vows that if I persist in the connection, he will settle in the country for the rest of his life, and you know it is impossible to submit to such an extremity while any other alternative remains.
Perhaps it was the homing instinct in him asserting itself that made the idea persist.