perseveration definition

  • noun:
    • Psychology Uncontrollable repetition of a certain reaction, such a word, expression, or motion, inspite of the absence or cessation of a stimulus, generally caused by brain damage or any other organic disorder.
    • Psychology The habit of carry on or repeat an act or task after the cessation of initial stimulus.
    • The work or an instance of persevering; tenacity.
    • Uncontrollable repetition of a particular reaction, eg a word, term, or motion, regardless of the absence or cessation of a stimulus, frequently due to brain damage or other organic disorder.
    • The tendency to continue or duplicate an act or task following the cessation regarding the initial stimulation.
    • The work or an example of persevering; tenacity.
    • Argument by repetition; a mantra.
    • the work of persisting or persevering; continuing or saying behavior
    • the inclination for a memory or idea to persist or recur with no evident stimulation for this

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