What does Permanent mean?

Definitions for Permanent
ˈpɜr mə nəntper·ma·nent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. permanent wave, permanent, permadjective

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

  2. permanent, lastingadjective

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

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

  3. permanentadjective

    not capable of being reversed or returned to the original condition

    "permanent brain damage"

GCIDE

  1. permanentnoun

    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. permanentnoun

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

  2. permanentnoun

    Given an matrix , the sum over all permutations of .

  3. permanentadjective

    Without end, eternal.

    Nothing in this world is truly permanent.

  4. permanentadjective

    Lasting for an indefinitely long time.

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

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. PERMANENTadjective

    Durable; not decaying; unchanged.

    Etymology: permanent, Fr. permanens, Lat.

    If the authority of the maker do prove unchangeableness in the laws which God hath made, then must all laws which he hath made be necessarily forever permanent, though they be but of circumstance only. Richard Hooker, b. iii. s. 10.

    That eternal duration should be at once, is utterly unconceivable, and that one permanent instant should be commensurate or rather equal to all successions of ages. More.

    Pure and unchang’d, and needing no defence
    From sins, as did my frailer innocence;
    Their joy sincere, and with no more sorrow mixt,
    Eternity stands permanent and fixt. Dryden.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Permanentadjective

    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

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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. Del Bosque:

    There are questions to answer in every position and we have firm criteria but we also need to be a bit flexible, seasons often end up putting things in their place and there’s still time left. We’re in a permanent debate.

  2. Arthur Lurigio:

    Shootings can leave victims with permanent physical and emotional disabilities, including symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury, the survivors of homicide never move on completely from their devastating loses. Bullets in the air leave permanent pain in the heart and create ripples of sorrow in families and communities that affect generations to come.

  3. Robert Neller:

    I am personally compelled to say something about suicide and mental health, if you need help, please ask/speak up... we will be there for you. Consider the lasting impact on your family, friends, and unit -- none of whom will ever truly recover. Don't choose a permanent solution to a temporary problem that can be resolved with the help of your teammates.

  4. RAS CARDO REGGAE:

    every messenger of the most high god knows when the time is near for them to leave earth's creation. This earth is not our permanent home, and with jah we are never alone. There is no death of the spirit, so we all should know that we are just passing through. Life is everlasting. Jah lives!

  5. Paul Păun:

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

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