Translation of persistence in Spanish:

persistence

Pronunciation: /pərˈsɪstəns; pəˈsɪstəns/

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • 1.1 (tenacity) perseverancia (feminine), tenacidad (feminine)
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    • He did this with good policies, hard work and persistence and in spite of media bias in favour of his New Labour opponent.
    • What might be the factors determining the tenacious persistence of virus transmission?
    • Her persistence was rewarded, however, in 1970 when she won a by-election in West Bromwich.
    1.2 (continued existence) persistencia (feminine)
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    • Unfortunately their environmental persistence means that PCBs continue to enter the human food chain.
    • What is more, the validity of the continued confinement depends upon the persistence of such a disorder.
    • Might there be a universal selective benefit that could explain the evolutionary persistence of introns?

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.