impermanence


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im·per·ma·nent

 (ĭm-pûr′mə-nənt)
adj.
Not lasting or durable; not permanent.

im·per′ma·nence, im·per′ma·nen·cy n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.impermanence - the property of not existing for indefinitely long durations
length, duration - continuance in time; "the ceremony was of short duration"; "he complained about the length of time required"
temporariness - the property of lasting only a short time
transience, transiency, transitoriness - an impermanence that suggests the inevitability of ending or dying
mortality - the quality or state of being mortal
permanence, permanency - the property of being able to exist for an indefinite duration
Translations

impermanence

[ɪmˈpɜːmənəns] Nimpermanencia f

impermanence

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His death is, however, a bitter reminder of life's impermanence.'
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