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. Dara Kass:

    Death is permanent, i learned that in medical school.

  2. Kennedy Center president Deborah Rutter:

    Their individual paths to excellence are inspirational and their contributions to the fabric of American culture are equally permanent and timeless.

  3. Thomas Massie:

    My constituents are feeling the maleffects of inflation. The price of food and the price of fuel is going up. It’s permanent. It’s not going to go back down, and I’m worried that it’s going to get worse, i’m worried that Joe Biden may try to push through this Democratic congress another stimulus package or COVID packages, and Americans can’t afford another one of those COVID packages.

  4. Alex Conant:

    Every member has their own calculus and certainly some of them are taking a principled position, regardless of the politics, but for the vast majority of Republican members, the lesson of the last two years is don't comment on Trump's tweets because they have a short shelf life, but the damage you can do to yourself can be permanent.

  5. Assyrian Proverb:

    The tolerated Assyrians were those Assyrians who have accepted their unexpected guests to become the permanent residency of their homeland and yet they are not even the guest of another homeland?

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