Definition of persistent in English:

persistent

Line breaks: per¦sist|ent
Pronunciation: /pəˈsɪst(ə)nt
 
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adjective

  • 3 Botany & Zoology (Of a part of an animal or plant, such as a horn, leaf, etc.) remaining attached instead of falling off in the normal manner.
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    • Both groups had woody stems that were heavily armored with persistent leaf bases, much like modern cycads.
    • Notice the short stout, unbranched stems, armored with persistent leaf bases.
    • Coley found that leaf toughness was the most important factor determining leaf palatability for herbivores on persistent and pioneer trees of the tropical rain forest in Panama.

Derivatives

persistently

adverb
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  • This would have brought an end to the frequent power outages that plagued the territory persistently last year.
  • The Judge said the detectives had persistently lied under cross-examination.
  • The inflation data showed persistently large divergences between national inflation rates.

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