HyperDic: perseveration

English > 2 senses of the word perseveration:
NOUNcognitionperseverationthe tendency for a memory or idea to persist or recur without any apparent stimulus for it
actperseveration, perseverance, persistencethe act of persisting or persevering
English > perseveration: 2 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningThe tendency for a memory or idea to persist or recur without any apparent stimulus for it.
Broaderinclination, disposition, tendencyAn attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others
Verbsperseverebe persistent, refuse to stop
English > perseveration: 2 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of persisting or persevering; continuing or repeating behavior.
Example"his perseveration continued to the point where it was no longer appropriate"
Synonymsperseverance, persistence
Broadercontinuance, continuationThe act of continuing an activity without interruption
Spanishahínco, constancia, perseveración, perseverancia, tenacidad
Catalanconstància, perseverança, tenacitat
Verbsperseverate(psychology) repeat a response after the cessation of the original stimulus
perseverebe persistent, refuse to stop

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