permanent wave, permanent, perm(adj)
a series of waves in the hair made by applying heat and chemicals
continuing or enduring without marked change in status or condition or place
"permanent secretary to the president"; "permanent address"; "literature of permanent value"
not capable of being reversed or returned to the original condition
"permanent brain damage"
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.
A chemical hair treatment imparting or removing curliness, whose effects typically last for a period of weeks.
Given an matrix , the sum over all permutations of .
Without end, eternal.
Nothing in this world is truly permanent.
Lasting for an indefinitely long time.
The countries are now locked in a permanent state of conflict.
Origin: From permanent, from permanens (continuing), from permanēo (to stay to the end). Used in English since 15th century.
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
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
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. permanēre—per, through, manēre, to continue.]
Used to describe something created or intended to last for a specific amount of time.
A permanent hair color is created to last for a certain amount of time, so is a permanent marker or permanent ink that is used in a tattoo. A permanent job is intended to last for the amount of time that the person chooses to stay in that employment.Submitted by MaryC on April 5, 2016
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Rank popularity for the word 'permanent' in Adjectives Frequency: #296
The numerical value of permanent in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of permanent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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- permanentCatalan, Valencian
- ständig, Permanente, beständig, dauerhaft, permanent, Dauerwelle, unbefristetGerman
- جاودان, همیشگی, ماندگار, پایدار, بیپایانPersian
- ikuinen, kestävä, vakituinen, jatkuva, pysyvä, kestokiharat, permanenttiFinnish
- permanent, permanenteFrench
- varanlegur, permanentIcelandic
- パーマ, 永久Japanese
- 영구적인, 파마Korean
- bestendig, permanent, voorgoed, eeuwigDutch
- permanentNorwegian Nynorsk
- перманентный, зави́вка, долговременный, пермане́нт, постоянный, неизменныйRussian
- مستقل, دائميSindhi
- stalan, vjȅčan, trȃjan, dugotrajanSerbo-Croatian
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