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.

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. Socrates:

    Remember, no human condition is ever permanent. Then you will not be overjoyed in good fortune nor too scornful in misfortune.

  2. Corazon Aquino:

    The next election will be a referendum for the 'Straight Path', you decide if the improvement we are now enjoying will become permanent, or will be considered just luck and a momentary recovery from a long history of failure.

  3. Mahatma Gandhi:

    I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.

  4. Mark Warner:

    If they insist upon carrying out this farce, White House and its Republican allies in White House will do permanent, longstanding damage to the practice of bipartisan congressional oversight of intelligence.

  5. Dolasankar Sahu:

    Nothing in this world like permanent....but "permanent" word itself a wish of our heart....sometimes fulfilled & sometimes not....

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