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persistence the act of persisting. [3 definitions]
persistent continuing, lasting, or holding on, despite opposition or difficulties. [3 definitions]
persistent depressive disorder a condition of chronic mild depression or irritability that is often accompanied by other symptoms, including low self-esteem, eating or sleep disturbances, and fatigue. Formerly called dysthymia.
persnickety (informal) fussy or demanding. [2 definitions]
person a human being. [4 definitions]
persona in psychology, the outer personality, fašade, or public identity an individual presents to others.
personable pleasing in appearance or manner; friendly; attractive.
personae the characters in a play, novel, opera, or other work of fiction; dramatis personae.
personage a person, esp. one of importance. [2 definitions]
persona grata (Latin) a person who is acceptable or welcome, esp. a diplomat acceptable to the government to which he or she has been assigned.
personal of, pertaining to, or belonging to a particular individual, and often not for other people to share, be concerned with, or see. [6 definitions]
personal computer a compact computer designed for individual use; microcomputer.
personal effects the personal belongings of an individual, esp. those worn or carried such as clothing, identification, keys, and the like.
personal foul in some team sports, a foul involving unnecessarily rough body contact with an opponent.
Personal Identification Number an identification number entered on a keypad to gain remote electronic access to one's bank account or other financial accounts.
personality that which distinguishes a person from others; collective characteristic qualities of a person. [3 definitions]
personalize to attribute or apply (something general) to oneself specifically. [3 definitions]
personally in person; without the aid of others. [4 definitions]
personal property movable property such as furniture, vehicles, and the like, as opposed to real estate.
personal responsibility the principle that one is responsible for one's own behavior, regardless of the behavior of others.
personalty personal property, as opposed to real estate.