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perseveration

per·sev·er·a·tion

perseveration

 
pronunciation:
pr se v reI shn
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the pathological continuation or repetition of an action, gesture, or expression, such as a word or phrase.
definition 2: the spontaneous recurrence of a thought, image, phrase, or tune in the mind.
derivation: perseverative (adj.)