Definition of perseveration in US English:

perseveration

noun

Psychology
  • See perseverate

    • ‘With that change, they found that bees no longer demonstrated a preference for perseveration.’
    • ‘The second type of error was a perseveration error.’
    • ‘It has been used as a test of perseveration and to assess the ability to sort cards according to class membership.’
    • ‘Such self-regulatory perseveration is characterized by unproductive rumination about the failure.’
    • ‘Problems in response inhibition and response perseveration are well documented in studies of children with ADHD.’

Pronunciation

perseveration

/pərˌsevəˈrāSHən/