permanent wave

permanent

[pur-muh-nuhnt]
adjective
1.
existing perpetually; everlasting, especially without significant change.
2.
intended to exist or function for a long, indefinite period without regard to unforeseeable conditions: a permanent employee; the permanent headquarters of the United Nations.
3.
long-lasting or nonfading: permanent pleating; permanent ink.
noun
4.
Also called permanent wave. a wave or curl that is set into the hair by the application of a special chemical preparation and that remains for a number of months.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English < Latin permanent- (stem of permanēns), present participle of permanēre to remain. See per-, remain, -ent

permanently, adverb
permanentness, noun
nonpermanent, adjective
nonpermanently, adverb
pseudopermanent, adjective
quasi-permanent, adjective
quasi-permanently, adverb
subpermanent, adjective
subpermanently, adverb
unpermanent, adjective
unpermanently, adverb


1. stable, invariable, constant.


1. temporary; inconstant.
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permanent (ˈpɜːmənənt)
 
adj
1.  existing or intended to exist for an indefinite period: a permanent structure
2.  not expected to change for an indefinite time; not temporary: a permanent condition
 
[C15: from Latin permanens continuing, from permanēre to stay to the end, from per- through + manēre to remain]
 
'permanently
 
adv

permanent wave
 
n
another name (esp formerly) for perm

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permanent
early 15c., from M.Fr. permanent (14c.), from L. permanentem (nom. permanens) "remaining," prp. of permanere "endure, continue, stay to the end," from per- "through" + manere "stay" (see mansion).
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