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persistence

Pronunciation: /pərˈsɪstəns; pəˈsɪstəns/

Translation of persistence in Spanish:

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • 1.1 (tenacity) perseverancia (feminine), tenacidad (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • 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)
    Example sentences
    • 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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