how to pronounce persistent


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persistent is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of persistent in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… we tend to value persistent identity if …”

meanings of persistent


  1. Obstinately refusing to give up or let go.
  2. Insistently repetitive.
  3. Lasting past maturity without falling off.
  4. Indefinitely continuous.
  5. Of data or a data structure: not transient or temporary, but remaining in existence after the termination of the program that creates it.
  6. Non-transient.
  7. Describing a fractal process that has a positive Brown function.

persistent frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word persistent occurs in english on average 6.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics persistent can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that persistent can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) education, science, and technology;

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