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permanent

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Used in English since 15th century, from Middle French permanent, from Latin permanens, from permanēo (I stay to the end).

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permanent (comparative more permanent, superlative most permanent)

  1. Without end, eternal.
    Nothing in this world is truly permanent.
  2. Lasting for an indefinitely long time.
    The countries are now locked in a permanent state of conflict.

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permanent (plural permanents)

  1. A chemical hair treatment imparting or removing curliness, whose effects typically last for a period of weeks; a perm.
    • 1943, Raymond Chandler, The High Window, Penguin 2005, p. 8:
      She had pewter-coloured hair set in a ruthless permanent, a hard beak and large moist eyes with the sympathetic expression of wet stones.
  2. (linear algebra, combinatorics) Given an n \times n matrix a_{ij} \,, the sum over all permutations \pi \, of \prod_{i=1}^n{a_{i\pi(i)}}.

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permanent (third-person singular simple present permanents, present participle permanenting, simple past and past participle permanented)

  1. (transitive, dated) To perm (the hair).

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin permanentem (accusative of permanens).

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permanent m (feminine permanente, masculine plural permanents, feminine plural permanentes)

  1. permanent

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permanent m (plural permanents)

  1. (mathematics) permanent

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permanent (not comparable)

  1. permanent

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permanent

  1. permanently, incessantly

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permanent m (plural permanents, feminine permanenta, feminine plural permanentes)

  1. permanent

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permanent

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of permaneō

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permanent m (feminine singular permanente, masculine plural permanents, feminine plural permanentes)

  1. permanent