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Meaning of PERMANENT

Pronunciation:  'purmununt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a series of waves in the hair made by applying heat and chemicals
  2. [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. [adj]  not capable of being reversed or returned to the original condition; "permanent brain damage"
 

PERMANENT is a 9 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: abiding, ageless, enduring, eternal, everlasting, imperishable, indissoluble, irreversible, lasting, perm, permanent wave, perpetual, standing(a), unceasing, unending
 
 Antonyms: impermanent, temporary
 
 See Also: ineradicable, stable, unchangeable, wave

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Per"ma*nent\, a. [L. permanens, -entis, p. pr. of
permanere to stay or remain to the end, to last; per + manere
to remain: cf. F. permanent. See {Per-}, and {Mansion}.]
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.

      Eternity stands permanent and fixed.     --Dryden.

{Permanent gases} (Chem. & Physics), hydrogen, oxygen,
   nitrogen, and carbon monoxide; -- also called
   {incondensible or incoercible gases}, before their
   liquefaction in 1877.



{Permanent way}, the roadbed and superstructure of a finished
   railway; -- so called in distinction from the contractor's
   temporary way.

{Permanent white} (Chem.), barium sulphate ({heavy spar}),
   used as a white pigment or paint, in distinction from
   white lead, which tarnishes and darkens from the formation
   of the sulphide.

Syn: Lasting; durable; constant. See {Lasting}.

 
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