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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.

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

  2. permanentnoun

    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. permanentadjective

    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. permanentadjective

    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. 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. Alexander Fraser Tyler, Cycle of Democracy (1770):

    A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over lousy fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average of the world's great civilizations before they decline has been 200 years. These nations have progressed in this sequence: From bondage to spiritual faith; from faith to great courage; from courage to liberty; from liberty to abundance; from abundance to selfishness; from selfishness to Complacency; from complacency to apathy; from apathy to dependency; from dependency back again to bondage.

  2. Ju Hong:

    Here I am, my personal example, I fell out of the status, like so many other DACA recipients fall out of status, we're really tired of these empty promises and we want to really urge President Biden and Congress to act, not just to fix this DACA backlog but to have this permanent solution.

  3. Yvonne De Gaulle:

    The presidency is temporary-but the family is permanent.

  4. Israel Katz:

    We have means of offense and defense, but this would spare us the need to earmark enormous resources on a permanent basis and for the long-term in the face of such threats.

  5. Daniel Williams:

    When the penile tissue isn’t receiving oxygen from the blood, tissue starts to die, that leads to the development of permanent scar tissue that doesn’t function normally anymore.

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