What does permanent mean?

Definitions for permanentˈpɜr mə nənt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. permanent wave, permanent, perm(adj)

    a series of waves in the hair made by applying heat and chemicals

  2. permanent, lasting(adj)

    continuing or enduring without marked change in status or condition or place

    "permanent secretary to the president"; "permanent address"; "literature of permanent value"

  3. permanent(adj)

    not capable of being reversed or returned to the original condition

    "permanent brain damage"

GCIDE

  1. permanent(n.)

    A wave or curl in the hair that lasts for months and is made durable by treating the hair with chemicals when it is curled.

Wiktionary

  1. permanent(Noun)

    A chemical hair treatment imparting or removing curliness, whose effects typically last for a period of weeks.

  2. permanent(Noun)

    Given an matrix , the sum over all permutations of .

  3. permanent(Adjective)

    Without end, eternal.

    Nothing in this world is truly permanent.

  4. permanent(Adjective)

    Lasting for an indefinitely long time.

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

  5. Origin: From permanent, from permanens (continuing), from permanēo (to stay to the end). Used in English since 15th century.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Permanent(adj)

    continuing in the same state, or without any change that destroys form or character; remaining unaltered or unremoved; abiding; durable; fixed; stable; lasting; as, a permanent impression

Freebase

  1. Permanent

    The permanent of a square matrix in linear algebra is a function of the matrix similar to the determinant. The permanent, as well as the determinant, is a polynomial in the entries of the matrix. Both permanent and determinant are special cases of a more general function of a matrix called the immanant.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Permanent

    pėr′ma-nent, adj. lasting: durable: not subject to change: not to be removed: (zool.) always present.—ns. Per′manence, Per′manency, state or quality of being permanent: continuance in the same state, position, &c.: unlikelihood of change: duration.—adv. Per′manently.—Permanent way, the finished road of a railway. [Fr.,—L. permanēreper, through, manēre, to continue.]

Editors Contribution

  1. permanent

    Used to describe something created or intended to last for a specific amount of time.

    A permanent hair color is created to last for a certain amount of time, so is a permanent marker or permanent ink that is used in a tattoo. A permanent job is intended to last for the amount of time that the person chooses to stay in that employment.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'permanent' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2268

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'permanent' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3137

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'permanent' in Adjectives Frequency: #296

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of permanent in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of permanent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Paul Păun:

    Art is a chimeric and permanent intervention in the mistery of permanent creation.

  2. Aristotle:

    Young people are in a condition like permanent intoxication, because youth is sweet and they are growing.

  3. Dolasankar Sahu:

    Nothing in this world like permanent....but "permanent" word itself a wish of our heart....sometimes fulfilled & sometimes not....

  4. Brian Blitz:

    In long-term marriages where someone hasn’t worked for a long period of time, someone might get permanent maintenance, but this doesn’t always mean 'permanent,' because people retire or may not be able to work.

  5. Mario Draghi:

    Lack of structural reforms raises the specter of permanent economic divergence between members, and insofar as this threatens the essential cohesion of the Union, this has potentially damaging consequences for all.

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