Meaning of “persistence” in the English Dictionary

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"persistence" in British English

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persistencenoun [ U ]

uk /pəˈsɪs.təns/ us /pɚˈsɪs.təns/

C2 the fact that someone or something persists:

Most financial analysts have been surprised by the persistence of the recession.
Her persistence and enthusiasm have helped the group to achieve its international success.

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

"persistence" in American English

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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)