permanent definition

  • adjective:
    • Enduring or continuing to be without important modification: "the universal human being yearning for anything permanent, enduring, without shadow of modification” ( Willa Cather).
    • Not anticipated to change in standing, problem, or location: a permanent target; permanent secretary into the president.
    • Without end, eternal.
    • Lasting for an indefinitely number of years.
    • Continuing in the same condition, or without the change that destroys type or character; continuing to be unaltered or unremoved; abiding; durable; fixed; stable; lasting.
    • ongoing or suffering without marked change in standing or problem or place
    • not capable of being corrected or returned to the first problem
  • noun:
    • any one of a number of durable hair styles usually accomplished by chemical applications which straighten, curl, or wave hair.
    • A chemical locks treatment imparting or removing curliness, whose impacts usually last for a period of days; a perm.
    • provided an matrix , the sum over all permutations of .
    • inside plural, a broad title for light cotton fabric, often glazed and usually dyed in bright colors.
    • some waves in the hair made by applying temperature and chemical substances
  • others:
    • enduring or intended to last indefinitely; fixed or enduring in personality, problem, state, place, career, use, or perhaps the want; continuing to be or meant to stay unchanged or unremoved; perhaps not short-term or susceptible to alter; abiding: because, a permanent building; permanent colors; permanent employment; permanent ownership.
    • In zoology, constantly within a species or group.

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