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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 ?
Then rising, he answered: "Commander of the Faithful, I crave your pardon humbly, for my persistence in beseeching your Highness to do an action which appears on the face of it to be without any meaning.
Raoul, concealed in the shadow, divined the many passionate thoughts that established, between the tent of the young ambassador and the balcony of the princess, a mysterious and magical bond of sympathy -- a bond created by thoughts imprinted with so much strength and persistence of will, that they must have caused happy and loving dreams to alight upon the perfumed couch, which the count, with the eyes of his soul, devoured so eagerly.
Tess was the merest stray phenomenon to Angel Clare as yet--a rosy warming apparition which had only just acquired the attribute of persistence in his consciousness.
Such questions, at such an hour, were bound to drift through his mind; but he was conscious that their uncomfortable persistence and precision were due to the inopportune arrival of the Countess Olenska.
the genius of Energy, Persistence, Enterprise; and the feeble Abdul-Aziz, the genius of Ignorance, Bigotry, and Indolence, prepared for the Forward-- March!
This persistence of the wind to head him off toward the southern part of Africa was defeating his calculations, and he no longer knew upon whom or upon what to depend.