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. Marco Rubio:

    I think the Holy Father recognizes or should recognize -- and I believe he does -- how generous America is, we accept, every year, close to a million or over a million people every year as permanent residents of the United States. No other country even comes close.

  2. President Trump:

    It's a balancing act in that you can either have a small tax cut that's permanent or a large tax cut that is short-term.

  3. Marline Naromie Joseph:

    We can live with stress, but living with permanent stress will not leave the body without consequence. Eventually, you fall directly into exhaustion.

  4. Clifton Fadiman:

    To divide one's life by years is of course to tumble into a trap set by our own arithmetic. The calendar consents to carry on its dull wall-existence by the arbitrary timetables we have drawn up in consultation with those permanent commuters, Earth and Sun. But we, unlike trees, need grow no annual rings.

  5. Ursula K. LeGuin:

    The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty; not knowing what comes next.

Images & Illustrations of permanent

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