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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 permanent storage device such as a disk or SSD. See persistent data and persistent name.
References in classic literature ?
But more and more often, and with greater persistence, he watched her.
But, as we have said, D'Artagnan paid no attention to this persistence of poor Kitty.
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.