Permanent meaning

pûrmə-nənt
Lasting or remaining without essential change.
adjective
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The definition of permanent is someone or something that is supposed to last for a very long time.

An example of something which is permanent is a tattoo.

adjective
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Lasting or intended to last indefinitely without change.
adjective
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Any of several long-lasting hair styles usually achieved by chemical applications that straighten, curl, or wave the hair.
noun
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Not expected to change in status, condition, or place.

A permanent address; permanent secretary to the president.

adjective
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A hair wave that is produced as by applying chemical preparations and that remains even after the hair is washed.
noun
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Lasting for an indefinitely long time.

The countries are now locked in a permanent state of conflict.

adjective
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Lasting a relatively long time.
adjective
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Without end, eternal.

Nothing in this world is truly permanent.

adjective
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A chemical hair treatment imparting or removing curliness, whose effects typically last for a period of weeks; a perm.
noun
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(linear algebra, combinatorics) Given an matrix , the sum over all permutations of .
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(dated) To perm (the hair).
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Origin of permanent

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin permanēns permanent- present participle of permanēre to endure per- throughout per– manēre to remain men-3 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Used in English since 15th century, from Middle French permanent, from Latin permanens, from permanÄ“o (“I stay to the end").

    From Wiktionary