permanent

permanent
adj. lasting, or intended to last or function, indefinitely (opp. TEMPORARY).
Phrases and idioms:
permanent magnet a magnet retaining its magnetic properties without continued excitation. Permanent Secretary (or Under-secretary etc.) Brit. a senior grade in the Civil Service, often a permanent adviser to a minister. permanent set
1 the irreversible deformation of a substance after being subjected to stress.
2 the amount of this. permanent tooth a tooth succeeding a milk tooth in a mammal, and lasting most of the mammal's life. permanent wave an artificial wave in the hair, intended to last for some time. permanent way Brit. the finished roadbed of a railway.
Derivatives:
permanence n. permanency n. permanentize v.tr. (also -ise). permanently adv.
Etymology: ME f. OF permanent or L permanere (as PER-, manere remain)

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  • permanent — permanent …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • permanent — permanent, ente [ pɛrmanɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. et n. • 1370; permegnant « stable » 1120; lat. permanens, p. prés. de permanere « demeurer jusqu au bout » 1 ♦ Qui dure, demeure sans discontinuer ni changer. ⇒ constant, stable. L essence permanente des… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • permanent — PERMANÉNT, Ă, permanenţi, te, adj. Care există, care durează mereu sau mult timp fără a se schimba, care se petrece fără întrerupere; necontenit, neîntrerupt. ♢ Ondulaţie permanentă (şi substantivat, n.) = ondulaţie a părului făcută printr un… …   Dicționar Român

  • permanent — per‧ma‧nent [ˈpɜːmənənt ǁ ˈpɜːr ] adjective 1. permanent contract/​job/​employment HUMAN RESOURCES a contract, job etc that is intended to continue for a long time or for ever: • The company has created 650 permanent jobs. • He is acting chief… …   Financial and business terms

  • Permanent — Сборник …   Википедия

  • permanent — permanent, ente (pèr ma nan, nan t ) adj. 1°   Qui dure sans changer. •   Vois tu, passant, couler cette onde, Et s écouler incontinent ? Ainsi fait la gloire du monde, Et rien que Dieu n est permanent, MALH. VI, 23. •   L homme n a point ici de… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Permanent — Per ma*nent, a. [L. permanens, entis, p. pr. of permanere to stay or remain to the end, to last; per + manere to remain: cf. F. permanent. See {Per }, and {Mansion}.] Continuing in the same state, or without any change that destroys form or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • permanent — Adj ständig, anhaltend erw. fach. (17. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus frz. permanent, dieses aus l. permanēns, dem PPräs. von l. permanēre ausharren, verbleiben , zu l. manēre bleiben und gr. per .    Ebenso nndl. permanent, ne. permanent, nschw.… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • permanent — I adjective abiding, ageless, ceaseless, changeless, chronic, confirmed, constant, continued, continuing, dateless, deep seated, durable, endless, enduring, engrafted, entrenched, established, eternal, everlasting, fast, fixed, immortal,… …   Law dictionary

  • 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 (Cf. mansion)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • permanent — Adj. (Mittelstufe) ununterbrochen, die ganze Zeit dauernd Synonyme: fortwährend, pausenlos, ständig, unablässig, unentwegt, kontinuierlich (geh.) Beispiele: Sie haben permanente finanzielle Probleme. Er kommt permanent zu spät zur Schule …   Extremes Deutsch

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