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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 ?
It is evident that men incline to call those conditions habits which are of a more or less permanent type and difficult to displace; for those who are not retentive of knowledge, but volatile, are not said to have such and such a 'habit' as regards knowledge, yet they are disposed, we may say, either better or worse, towards knowledge.
It must be admitted that a permanent gibbet and a pillory, "a justice and a ladder," as they were called in that day, erected side by side in the centre of the pavement, contributed not a little to cause eyes to be turned away from that fatal place, where so many beings full of life and health have agonized; where, fifty years later, that fever of Saint Vallier was destined to have its birth, that terror of the scaffold, the most monstrous of all maladies because it comes not from God, but from man.
As a result of this, the Legislature designated three cities to be voted upon by the citizens of the state as the permanent seat of government.
For a long time Tario has been concentrating his mind upon my permanent materialization.
In framing a government for posterity as well as ourselves, we ought, in those provisions which are designed to be permanent, to calculate, not on temporary, but on permanent causes of expense.
Just look, the very uniforms tell you that it's an assembly of justices of the peace, permanent members of the court, and so on, but not of noblemen.
In the present book, it should perhaps be added, the word Literature is generally interpreted in the strict sense, as including only writing of permanent significance and beauty.
Surely nothing could be better, hardly anything more directly fitted than careful reading of Wordsworth, to counter the faults and offences of our busy generation, in regard both to thought and taste, and to remind people, amid the enormous expansion, at the present time, of all that is material and mechanical in life, of the essential value, the permanent ends, of life itself.
Don't you believe in having a permanent home, Henry?
The permanent constitutional condition of the manufactured man, thought Ahab, is sordidness.
I have seen the hearts and stamina of strong men broken, and I have seen other men, by ill-treatment, driven to permanent and howling madness.
To honour father and mother, and from the root of the soul to do their will"--this table of surmounting hung another people over them, and became powerful and permanent thereby.