Permanent Per"ma*nent, a. [L. permanens, -entis, p. pr. of permanere to stay or remain to the end, to last; per + manere to remain: cf. F. permanent. See {Per-}, and {Mansion}.] Continuing in the same state, or without any change that destroys form or character; remaining unaltered or unremoved; abiding; durable; fixed; stable; lasting; as, a permanent impression. [1913 Webster]

Eternity stands permanent and fixed. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

{Permanent gases} (Chem. & Physics), hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon monoxide; -- also called {incondensible gases} or {incoercible gases}, before their liquefaction in 1877. The term is now archaic.

{Permanent way}, the roadbed and superstructure of a finished railway; -- so called in distinction from the contractor's {temporary way}.

{Permanent white} (Chem.), barium sulphate ({heavy spar}), used as a white pigment or paint, in distinction from {white lead}, which tarnishes and darkens from the formation of the sulphide. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Lasting; durable; constant. See {Lasting}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • permanent — permanent …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • permanent — permanent, ente [ pɛrmanɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. et n. • 1370; permegnant « stable » 1120; lat. permanens, p. prés. de permanere « demeurer jusqu au bout » 1 ♦ Qui dure, demeure sans discontinuer ni changer. ⇒ constant, stable. L essence permanente des… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • permanent — PERMANÉNT, Ă, permanenţi, te, adj. Care există, care durează mereu sau mult timp fără a se schimba, care se petrece fără întrerupere; necontenit, neîntrerupt. ♢ Ondulaţie permanentă (şi substantivat, n.) = ondulaţie a părului făcută printr un… …   Dicționar Român

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  • Permanent — Сборник …   Википедия

  • permanent — permanent, ente (pèr ma nan, nan t ) adj. 1°   Qui dure sans changer. •   Vois tu, passant, couler cette onde, Et s écouler incontinent ? Ainsi fait la gloire du monde, Et rien que Dieu n est permanent, MALH. VI, 23. •   L homme n a point ici de… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • permanent — Adj ständig, anhaltend erw. fach. (17. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus frz. permanent, dieses aus l. permanēns, dem PPräs. von l. permanēre ausharren, verbleiben , zu l. manēre bleiben und gr. per .    Ebenso nndl. permanent, ne. permanent, nschw.… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • permanent — I adjective abiding, ageless, ceaseless, changeless, chronic, confirmed, constant, continued, continuing, dateless, deep seated, durable, endless, enduring, engrafted, entrenched, established, eternal, everlasting, fast, fixed, immortal,… …   Law dictionary

  • permanent — early 15c., from M.Fr. permanent (14c.), from L. permanentem (nom. permanens) remaining, prp. of permanere endure, continue, stay to the end, from per through + manere stay (see MANSION (Cf. mansion)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • permanent — Adj. (Mittelstufe) ununterbrochen, die ganze Zeit dauernd Synonyme: fortwährend, pausenlos, ständig, unablässig, unentwegt, kontinuierlich (geh.) Beispiele: Sie haben permanente finanzielle Probleme. Er kommt permanent zu spät zur Schule …   Extremes Deutsch

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