perpetual

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French perpetuel, from Latin perpetualis (universal).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

perpetual (not comparable)

  1. Lasting forever, or for an indefinitely long time
  2. Set up to be in effect or have tenure for an unlimited duration
  3. Continuing uninterrupted
  4. Flowering throughout the growing season
    • By means of artificial hybridization, practised for a series of years, he has succeeded in producing a race of carnations which are perpetual bloomers.
    • The hybrid perpetual roses as a rule require to be pruned to within 4 to 6 inches of the ground.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/perpetual?fromRef=true http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/motion http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?search=perpetual&searchmode=none

Catalan[edit]

Adjective[edit]

perpetual m, f (masculine and feminine plural perpetuals)

  1. perpetual

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