Noun perseverance has 2 senses
  1. doggedness, perseverance, persistence, persistency, tenacity, tenaciousness, pertinacity - persistent determination
    --1 is a kind of determination, purpose
  2. perseverance, persistence, perseveration - the act of persisting or persevering; continuing or repeating behavior; "his perseveration continued to the point where it was no longer appropriate"
    --2 is a kind of continuance, continuation
    Derived form: verb persevere1