impermanence

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French impermanence, from im- +‎ permanence.

Noun[edit]

impermanence (usually uncountable, plural impermanences)

  1. Lack of permanence or continued duration.
  2. The quality or state of being impermanent.
  3. (Buddhism) anicca, the doctrine which asserts that all of conditioned existence is transient.

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References[edit]

  • impermanence in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

in- +‎ permanence

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɛ̃.pɛʁ.ma.nɑ̃s/

Noun[edit]

impermanence f (plural impermanences)

  1. impermanence (state of being impermanent)

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