What does Permanent mean?

Definitions for Permanent
ˈpɜr mə nəntPer·ma·nent

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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.

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

  2. permanent(Noun)

    Given an matrix , the sum over all permutations of .

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

  3. permanent(Adjective)

    Without end, eternal.

    Nothing in this world is truly permanent.

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

  4. permanent(Adjective)

    Lasting for an indefinitely long time.

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

    Etymology: 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.]

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

How to pronounce Permanent?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
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    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say Permanent in sign language?

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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

Examples of Permanent in a Sentence

  1. Antonio Giustozzi:

    There is also a concern for the long-term solidity of this representation __ maybe embedding some form of permanent power for clerics in the constitution or some de facto Taliban-controlled paramilitary force.

  2. Yvonne De Gaulle:

    The presidency is temporary-but the family is permanent.

  3. Miriam Beard:

    Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.

  4. Betty Andrews:

    It's not the permanent fix we'd hope for, but it is progress.

  5. Brian Reynolds:

    The Fed is basing their policy on the fact that they believe the decline in oil will have a transitory effect on inflation, while many investors are coming to the conclusion that the drop in oil is more permanent, the split between investors and the The Fed, and the split between analysts and traders in the oil market, are responsible for a lot of the volatility that’s going on in the markets.

Images & Illustrations of Permanent

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