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per·ma·nent

 (pûr′mə-nənt)
adj.
1. Lasting or remaining without essential change: "the universal human yearning for something permanent, enduring, without shadow of change" (Willa Cather).
2. Not expected to change in status, condition, or place: a permanent address; permanent secretary to the president.
n.
Any of several long-lasting hair styles usually achieved by chemical applications that straighten, curl, or wave the hair.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin permanēns, permanent-, present participle of permanēre, to endure : per-, throughout; see per- + manēre, to remain; see men- in Indo-European roots.]

per′ma·nent·ly adv.

permanent

(ˈpɜːmənənt)
adj
1. existing or intended to exist for an indefinite period: a permanent structure.
2. not expected to change for an indefinite time; not temporary: a permanent condition.
[C15: from Latin permanens continuing, from permanēre to stay to the end, from per- through + manēre to remain]
ˈpermanently adv

per•ma•nent

(ˈpɜr mə nənt)

adj.
1. existing perpetually; everlasting.
2. intended to serve, function, etc., for a long, indefinite period: permanent headquarters.
3. long-lasting or nonfading: permanent pleats; permanent ink.
n.
4. Also called per′manent wave′. a wave or curl set into the hair by the application of chemical preparations or heat and lasting for a number of months.
[1400–50; < Latin permanent- (s. of permanēns), present participle of permanēre to remain]
per′ma•nent•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.permanent - a series of waves in the hair made by applying heat and chemicalspermanent - a series of waves in the hair made by applying heat and chemicals
wave - a hairdo that creates undulations in the hair
Adj.1.permanent - continuing or enduring without marked change in status or condition or place; "permanent secretary to the president"; "permanent address"; "literature of permanent value"
unchangeable - not changeable or subject to change; "a fixed and unchangeable part of the germ plasm"-Ashley Montagu; "the unchangeable seasons"; "one of the unchangeable facts of life"
ineradicable - not able to be destroyed or rooted out; "ineradicable superstitions"
stable - resistant to change of position or condition; "a stable ladder"; "a stable peace"; "a stable relationship"; "stable prices"
impermanent, temporary - not permanent; not lasting; "politics is an impermanent factor of life"- James Thurber; "impermanent palm cottages"; "a temperary arrangement"; "temporary housing"
2.permanent - not capable of being reversed or returned to the original condition; "permanent brain damage"
irreversible - incapable of being reversed; "irreversible momentum toward revolution"

permanent

permanent

adjective
Existing or remaining in the same state for an indefinitely long time:
Translations
دَائِمٌدائِم
trvalý
permanentvarig
pysyväikuinenjatkuvakestävä
stalantrajanvječan
állandó
varanlegur, sem er til frambúîar
永久の
영구적인
pastoviai
ilgstošspastāvīgs
trajen
permanentständig
ถาวร
vĩnh cửu

permanent

[ˈpɜːmənənt]
A. ADJ
1. (= fixed, unchangeable) [limp] → permanente; [damage] → irreparable; [finish on steel] → inalterable
we cannot make any permanent arrangementsno podemos arreglar las cosas de modo definitivo
on a permanent basisde forma permanente
he has become a permanent fixture in her lifese ha convertido en una figura permanente en su vida
2. (= stable, lasting) [job] → estable, fijo; [relationship] → estable
they have made their permanent home in Parisse han establecido de forma permanente en París
I'm not permanent here (in job) → no estoy fijo aquí
3. (= constant) → continuo, permanente
I lived in a permanent state of fearvivía en un estado de miedo continuo or permanente
B. N (US) = perm 1
C. CPD permanent address Ndomicilio m permanente
permanent magnet Nimán m permanente
Permanent Secretary N (Brit) (Admin) → Secretario/a m/f Permanente (alto cargo de la Administración en Gran Bretaña)
permanent staff Npersonal m de plantilla
Permanent Under-secretary N (Brit) (Admin) → Subsecretario/a m/f Permanente (alto cargo de la Administración en Gran Bretaña)
permanent wave Npermanente f

permanent

[ˈpɜːrmənənt] adj
[state, ban, solution] → permanent(e)
a permanent solution to the problem → une solution permanente au problème
I began to live in an almost permanent state of fear → J'ai commencé à vivre dans un état de peur presque permanent.
to be in a permanent relationship → entretenir une relation suivie avec quelqu'un
She's in a permanent relationship but she isn't married → Elle entretient une relation suivie avec quelqu'un mais elle n'est pas mariée.
to cause permanent damage (to health)provoquer des dommages permanents
to cause permanent brain damage → provoquer des lésions cérébrales permanentes
[job, position, worker] → permanent, en CDI
I'm not permanent here → Je ne suis pas en CDI ici.
[dye, ink] → indélébile permanent addresspermanent address nadresse f habituelle

permanent

adj
(= lasting)ständig, permanent; arrangement, position, buildingfest; job, relationship, dye, effect, solutiondauerhaft; damagebleibend; agreementunbefristet; on a permanent basisdauerhaft; to earn oneself a permanent place in historysich (dat)einen bleibenden Platz in der Geschichte verdienen; the permanent revolutiondie permanente Revolution; I hope this is not going to become permanentich hoffe, das wird kein Dauerzustand; permanent assetsAnlagevermögen nt; permanent capitalAnlagekapital nt; permanent featurefester Bestandteil; permanent fixture (lit)fest installierte Einrichtung; he is a permanent fixture hereer gehört schon mit zum Inventar; permanent magnetPermanentmagnet m; permanent memory (Comput) → Festspeicher m; permanent pleatsDauerfalten pl; permanent residence/addressständiger or fester Wohnsitz; one’s permanent teethdie zweiten Zähne
(= constant) supplypermanent; stafffest angestellt; memberständig; permanent employeesFestangestellte pl; to make somebody permanentjdn fest anstellen; I’m not permanent hereich bin hier nicht fest angestellt
n (US) = perm1 N

permanent

:
Permanent Secretary
permanent wave
n ? perm N
permanent way
n (Brit) → Bahnkörper m

permanent

[ˈpɜːmənənt] adj (state, building, agreement) → permanente; (job, position) → fisso/a; (dye, ink) → indelebile
I'm not permanent here → non sono fisso qui
permanent address → residenza fissa

permanent

(ˈpəːmənənt) adjective
lasting; not temporary. After many years of travelling, they made a permanent home in England.
ˈpermanently adverb
ˈpermanence noun
permanent wave noun
(usually abbreviated to perm (pəːm) ) a wave or curl put into a person's hair by a special process and usually lasting for several months.

permanent

دَائِمٌ trvalý permanent dauerhaft μόνιμος permanente pysyvä permanent stalan permanente 永久の 영구적인 permanent varig trwały permanente постоянный permanent ถาวร kalıcı vĩnh cửu 永久的

permanent

a. permanente;
adv. permanentemente.
___ dentitiondientes permanentes.

permanent

adj permanente
References in classic literature ?
In consequence, efforts were being directed by the head men of the bearers to making a more permanent camp in the wilderness.
While goaded incessantly by these revengeful impulses that in a savage seldom slumber, the chief was still attentive to his more permanent personal interests.
It was believed that this would establish the fact of the permanent richness of the drifts, and not only justify past expenditure, but a renewed outlay of credit and capital.
His present phase, as a daguerreotypist, was of no more importance in his own view, nor likely to be more permanent, than any of the preceding ones.
The father of the Custom-House -- the patriarch, not only of this little squad of officials, but, I am bold to say, of the respectable body of tide-waiters all over the United States -- was a certain permanent Inspector.
Screwed at its axis against the side, a swinging lamp slightly oscillates in Jonah's room; and the ship, heeling over towards the wharf with the weight of the last bales received, the lamp, flame and all, though in slight motion, still maintains a permanent obliquity with reference to the room; though, in truth, infallibly straight itself, it but made obvious the false, lying levels among which it hung.
Going to his vice-bench, the carpenter for convenience' sake and general reference, now transferringly measured on it the exact length the coffin was to be, and then made the transfer permanent by cutting two notches at its extremities.
However, I escaped without any permanent injury to my sight, and was sold to a large cab owner.
So to speak, I was become a stockholder in a corporation where nine hun- dred and ninety-four of the members furnished all the money and did all the work, and the other six elected themselves a permanent board of direction and took all the dividends.
They crisscross the face in angry red welts, and are permanent and ineffaceable.
A fine an delicate print of the lines in the skin results, and is permanent, if it doesn't come in contact with something able to rub it off.
As soon as he was snoring a good regular gait that was likely to last, and had his chin on his breast and looked permanent, Hal Clayton nodded towards the di'monds and then towards the outside door, and I understood.