perseveration

Definitions of perseveration
  1. noun
    the act of persisting or persevering; continuing or repeating behavior
    “his perseveration continued to the point where it was no longer appropriate”
    synonyms: perseverance, persistence
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    type of:
    continuance, continuation
    the act of continuing an activity without interruption
  2. noun
    the tendency for a memory or idea to persist or recur without any apparent stimulus for it
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    type of:
    disposition, inclination, tendency
    an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others
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