Definition of perdure in English:


Syllabification: per·dure
Pronunciation: /pərˈd(y)o͝or


[no object] formal , chiefly US
  • Remain in existence throughout a substantial period of time; endure: bell music has perdured in Venice throughout five centuries
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    • Even worse is the widespread impression that Science produces as an output a generic ‘thing’ which perdures through time, be it called ‘knowledge’ or ‘information’ or epistemic virtue.
    • The older nexus between self-improvement and traditional morality perdures as an undiminished factor in their worldview.
    • This belief has perdured without question in the Catholic Church to this day, and is repeated almost verbatim in the Catechism of the Catholic Church.



Pronunciation: /-ˈd(y)o͝orəns/
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  • Developmentally early induction often yields no clones at all, suggesting that the small clones depend on perdurance of wild-type gene product from the heterozygous clone precursor cell.
  • However, it is equally possible that differences in allelic strength or perdurance of maternal contributions obscures the full range of phenotypes on the several components.
  • It could be argued, however, that the lack of embryonic or larval phenotypes could be due to a long-lasting perdurance of maternal deposits during oogenesis.


late 15th century: from Old French perdurer, from Latin perdurare 'endure', from per- 'through' + durare 'to last'.

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