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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 per·se·ver·ance /ˌpɝsəˈvɪrən(t)s/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Per·se·ver·ance n.
 1. The act of persevering; persistence in anything undertaken; continued pursuit or prosecution of any business, or enterprise begun. “The king-becoming graces . . . perseverance, mercy, lowliness.”
 Whose constant perseverance overcame
 Whate'er his cruel malice could invent.   --Milton.
 2. Discrimination. [Obs.]
 3. Theol. Continuance in a state of grace until it is succeeded by a state of glory; sometimes called final perseverance, and the perseverance of the saints. See Calvinism.
 Syn: -- Persistence; steadfastness; constancy; steadiness; pertinacity.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: persistent determination [syn: doggedness, persistence,
           persistency, tenacity, tenaciousness, pertinacity]
      2: the act of persisting or persevering; continuing or
         repeating behavior; "his perseveration continued to the
         point where it was no longer appropriate" [syn: persistence,