persistent ⇝

persistence

1.   (programming)   A property of a programming language where created objects and variables continue to exist and retain their values between runs of the program.

2.   (hardware)   The length of time a phosphor dot on the screen of a cathode ray tube will remain illuminated after it has been energised by the electron beam. Long-persistence phosphors reduce flicker, but generate ghost-like images that linger on screen for a fraction of a second.

Last updated: 1994-11-09


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