Meaning of “persistence” in the English Dictionary

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(Definition of “persistence” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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persistencenoun [ U ]

us /pərˈsɪs·təns, -ˈzɪs-/

the quality of being persistent, or the act of persisting:

A problem with using pesticides is the persistence of chemicals in the soil.
His persistence paid off – he won the contract.

(Definition of “persistence” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)