Definitions

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  • adj. Not permanent

Etymologies

non- +‎ permanent (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • U.K. gathered various ambassador from the so-called nonpermanent bloc, those who have key swing votes.

    CNN Transcript Feb 27, 2003

  • More than a third of the people in Japan's labor force are categorized as "nonpermanent" workers: part-timers, temps on fixed-term contracts and people sent to companies by temporary-staffing agencies.

    Growing Reliance on Temps

  • More than a third of the people in Japan's labor force are categorized as "nonpermanent" workers, which also include part-timers and temps on fixed-term assignments.

    Stabbings in Japan Fuel Worry Over Temp Workers

  • Among other topics, she will lobby for Australia to win one of the U.N. Security Council's rotating, nonpermanent seats.

    Australia's Gillard Faces Test in U.S. Visit

  • Associated Press Mr. Tsang said Sunday that he would inject money into the Community Care Fund, established by Chief Executive Donald Tsang in his October policy address, in order to address the needs of nonpermanent residents, who will not receive the cash handout.

    Anti-Budget Protest in Hong Kong

  • Eisenhower cabled Guy Mollet with the same argument, flattering the French premier for joining in “an act of high statesmanship” while pushing his clearheaded proposal—a cease-fire without conditions, involving only nonpermanent members of the Security Council in the United Nations force, and leaving the clearing of the canal for later.53

    Eisenhower 1956

  • Colombia was elected last year as a nonpermanent member of the council, and Mr. Santos will preside over the meeting, that focuses on Haiti.

    Tug-of-War Continues Over Alleged Drug Kingpin

  • When the South Africans gained a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council in 2006, they frequently blocked Western-backed resolutions on human rights.21 Zimbabwe, Iran, Uzbekistan—they all enjoyed South African protection at the UN.

    Zero-Sum Future

  • A Sanofi spokesman, Jack Cox , said the company "stands behind the importance of Multaq for patients with nonpermanent" atrial fibrillation.

    FDA Reviews Heart-Rhythm Drug

  • But perhaps it is a nonpermanent event as is the way of some sci-fi deaths.

    Sanctuary set to return to Sci-Fi (SyFy) this Fall! « Giant Killer Squid - Film, Comics, News, Reviews and more

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