Pursuit vs Persistence - What's the difference?

pursuit | persistence |

As nouns the difference between pursuit and persistence

is that pursuit is the act of pursuing while persistence is the property of being persistent.



Alternative forms

* (l) (obsolete)


(en noun)
  • The act of pursuing.
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  • A hobby or recreational activity, done regularly.
  • (cycling) A discipline in track cycling where two opposing teams start on opposite sides of the track and try to catch their opponents.
  • (legal, obsolete) prosecution
  • * Fuller
  • That pursuit for tithes ought, and of ancient time did pertain to the spiritual court.

    Derived terms

    * curve of pursuit, pursuit curve * in pursuit * individual pursuit * pursuit plane * team pursuit




    (en 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.
  • (computer science) 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.
  • (meteorology) Continuation of the previous day's weather (particularly temperature and precipitation statistics).
  • Synonyms

    * persistency * See also * See also