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?

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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. Eamonn McCann:

    For as long as we are divided, there is always potential for abrasion at the interfaces, so there is a lurking and permanent possibility that the Troubles as we call them here will burst out again. I don't expect that to happen but it's there and at the back of many minds, including mine, it's a worry for the future.

  2. Bryan Murphy:

    Almost every single one of the conversations I have every day with companies is,' We know we don't need as much office space as we have now, we know that for the next 18 months we're going to do a lot of telecommuting, and we think it's going to be permanent,'.

  3. President Francois Hollande:

    We have proposed, with German Chancellor (Angela) Merkel, a permanent and obligatory mechanism. I believe that today what exists is no longer enough and there are countries ... who do not assume their moral obligations so we will need to go further.

  4. Salva Kiir:

    I am determined to stop this senseless war, unfortunately, while we are busy implementing the agreement, the armed opposition continues to violate the permanent ceasefire.

  5. Frances Spivy-Weber:

    We definitely need permanent regulations, i just don't see how we can enter the next 30 years with climate change without them.

Images & Illustrations of permanent

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