noun Etymology: Latin perseveration-, perseveratio, from perseverare Date: 1910 continuation of something (as repetition of a word) usually to an exceptional degree or beyond a desired point • perseverate intransitive verbperseverative adjective

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  • persévération — [ pɛrseverasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1903; de persévérer ♦ Psychopathol. Persistance d un trouble entretenu consciemment ou inconsciemment par un malade, alors qu il n est plus motivé par une cause physiologique ou mécanique. ● persévération nom féminin… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Perseveration — is the uncontrollable repetition of a particular response, such as a word, phrase, or gesture, despite the absence or cessation of a stimulus, usually caused by brain injury or other organic disorder. If an issue has been fully explored and… …   Wikipedia

  • perseveration — (n.) 1610s, from O.Fr. perseveration (13c.), from L. perseverationem, noun of action from pp. stem of perseverare (see PERSEVERE (Cf. persevere)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • perseveration — [pər sev΄ər ā′shən] n. [L perseveratio < perseveratus: see PERSEVERATE] 1. the tendency of an idea, impression, experience, etc. to persist or recur, or of an individual to continue a particular mental activity without the ability to shift… …   English World dictionary

  • Persévération — La persévération est la répétition incontrôlable d une réponse particulière, tel un mot, une phrase ou un geste, malgré l absence ou l arrêt d un stimuli. La persévération est généralement causée par une lésion au cerveau ou autre… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Perseveration — Per|se|ve|ra|ti|on 〈[ və ] f. 20; Psych.〉 Beharren od. beharrliche Wiederkehr von Vorstellungen, Bildern, Gehörtem (Melodie) usw. im Bewusstsein * * * Perseveration   [spätlateinisch »das Beharren«, »Ausdauer«] die, / en,    1) Lautlehre:… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Perseveration — Unter Perseveration (von lat. perseverare) versteht man das krankhafte Beharren, Haftenbleiben und/oder Nachwirken psychischer Eindrücke, auch das Haftenbleiben an Vorstellungen bzw. beharrliches Wiederholen von Bewegungen oder Wörtern auch in… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • perseveration — /peuhr sev euh ray sheuhn/, n. 1. the act or process of perseverating. 2. Psychiatry. the pathological, persistent repetition of a word, gesture, or act, often associated with brain damage or schizophrenia. [1605 15 in sense perseverance ;… …   Universalium

  • perseveration —    see visual perseveration …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • perseveration — noun 1. the tendency for a memory or idea to persist or recur without any apparent stimulus for it • Derivationally related forms: ↑persevere • Hypernyms: ↑inclination, ↑disposition, ↑tendency 2. the act of persisting or persevering; continuing… …   Useful english dictionary

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