Perseverance vs. Persistence

By Jaxson

  • Perseverance (noun)

    Continuing in a course of action without regard to discouragement, opposition or previous failure.

  • Persistence (noun)

    The property of being persistent.

    “You’ve got to admire his persistence. He’s asked her out every day for a month even though she keeps turning him down.”

  • Persistence (noun)

    Of data, continuing to exist after the execution of the program.

    “Once written to a disk file, the data has persistence: it will still be there tomorrow when we run the next program.”

  • Persistence (noun)

    Continuation of the previous day’s weather (particularly temperature and precipitation statistics).


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