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

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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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Example sentences
Some have asked for help removing scratches, permanent marker and even paint.
One of the more contentious issues is the permanent storage of used fuel.
Plants that survive the winter can be moved to a permanent location next spring.
It's a ground-floor unit, my bachelor bunker, and as such is in near permanent
  darkness.
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