permanent

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

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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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Noun[edit]

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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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Adjective[edit]

permanent m, f ‎(masculine and feminine plural permanents)

  1. permanent

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin permanentem (accusative of permanens).

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

  1. permanent

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permanent m ‎(plural permanents)

  1. (mathematics) permanent

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German[edit]

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permanent ‎(not comparable)

  1. permanent

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Adverb[edit]

permanent

  1. permanently, incessantly

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

  1. permanent

Latin[edit]

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permanent

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of permaneō

Middle French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

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

  1. permanent

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin permanens

Adjective[edit]

permanent ‎(neuter singular permanent, definite singular and plural permanente)

  1. permanent
  2. (as an adverb) permanently

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin permanens

Adjective[edit]

permanent ‎(neuter singular permanent, definite singular and plural permanente)

  1. permanent

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