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English adjective: permanent

1. permanent continuing or enduring without marked change in status or condition or place

SamplesPermanent secretary to the president.
Permanent address.
Literature of permanent value.


Similarabiding, aeonian, ageless, enduring, eonian, eternal, everlasting, imperishable, indissoluble, perpetual, standing, unceasing, unending

See alsoineradicable, stable, unchangeable

Attributepermanence, permanency

Antonymsimpermanent, temporary

2. permanent not capable of being reversed or returned to the original condition

SamplesPermanent brain damage.



English noun: permanent

1. permanent (body) a series of waves in the hair made by applying heat and chemicals

Synonymsperm, permanent wave

Broader (hypernym)wave

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