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Princeton's WordNet

  1. impermanence, impermanencynoun

    the property of not existing for indefinitely long durations


  1. impermanencenoun

    Want of permanence or continued duration.

  2. impermanencenoun

    The quality or state of being impermanent.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Impermanencenoun

    alt. of Impermanency


  1. Impermanence

    Impermanence is one of the essential doctrines or three marks of existence in Buddhism. The term expresses the Buddhist notion that all of conditioned existence, without exception, is in a constant state of flux. The Pali word anicca literally means "inconstant", and arises from a synthesis of two separate words, 'Nicca' and the "privative particle" 'a'. Where the word 'Nicca' refers to the concept of continuity and permanence, 'Anicca' refers to its exact opposite; the absence of permanence and continuity. Anicca or impermanence is understood by Buddhists as one of the three marks of existence, the others being dukkha and anatta. All things in the universe are understood by Buddhists to be characterised by these three marks of existence. According to the impermanence doctrine, human life embodies this flux in the aging process, the cycle of birth and rebirth, and in any experience of loss. This is applicable to all beings and their environs including devas. The Buddha taught that because conditioned phenomena are impermanent, attachment to them becomes the cause for future suffering.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Impermanence

    im-per′man-ens, n. want of permanence.—adj. Imper′manent.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of impermanence in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of impermanence in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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    You can't put a dent in impermanence.

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