Definition of perseverance in English:

perseverance

Syllabification: per·se·ver·ance
Pronunciation: /ˌpərsəˈvi(ə)rəns
 
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noun

Origin

Middle English: from Old French, from Latin perseverantia, from perseverant- 'abiding by strictly', from the verb perseverare (see persevere).

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