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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.


Synonymslasting


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.


Similarirreversible


Antonymsreversible


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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