from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Lasting or remaining without essential change: "the universal human yearning for something permanent, enduring, without shadow of change” ( Willa Cather).
- adj. 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 which straighten, curl, or wave the hair.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Without end, eternal.
- adj. Lasting for an indefinitely long time.
- n. A chemical hair treatment imparting or removing curliness, whose effects typically last for a period of weeks; a perm.
- n. Given an matrix , the sum over all permutations of .
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Continuing in the same state, or without any change that destroys form or character; remaining unaltered or unremoved; abiding; durable; fixed; stable; lasting.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Lasting or intended to last indefinitely; fixed or enduring in character, condition, state, position, occupation, use, or the like; remaining or intended to remain unchanged or unremoved; not temporary or subject to change; abiding: as, a permanent building; permanent colors; permanent employment; permanent possession.
- In zoology, always present in a species or group.
- n. In the plural, a general name for light cotton cloth, sometimes glazed and generally dyed in bright colors.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. continuing or enduring without marked change in status or condition or place
- adj. not capable of being reversed or returned to the original condition
- n. a series of waves in the hair made by applying heat and chemicals
The _true stories_ of the pioneer wives and mothers are often as interesting as any work of fiction, and need no embellishment from the imagination of a writer, because they are crowded with incidents and situations as thrilling as those which form the staple out of which novels are fabricated; love and adventure, hair-breadth escapes, heart-rending tragedies on the frontier, are thus woven into a narrative of absorbing and permanent interest, _permanent_ because it is part of the history and biography of America.
The phrase 'permanent record' seems to be taking on a whole new meaning nowadays.
He quickly became "interim" CEO, making the title permanent a few years later in 2000.
The wording of any ETA statement will be scrutinized for commitments to disarm since the group has used the term "permanent" ceasefire in the past, then returned to violence.
3. The term "permanent CEO" is almost an oxymoron at Hewlett Packard, a company whose board has fired three CEOs in six years.
ETA Monday declared what it calls a permanent cease-fire that it says can be internationally verified.
There have been suggestions that the misunderstanding was born of the manager misconstruing the meaning of the word "permanent".
He stressed that the key to winning was what he called a "permanent pedagogy" to convince people that the war on the cartels is "a necessary fight, not a partisan cause."
The marketing obsession with instant gratification and self-glorification has led to a culture of what I call permanent adolescence.
"Iran's telecommunications agency announced what it described as a permanent suspension of Google's e-mail services, saying instead that a national e-mail service for Iranian citizens would soon be rolled out," the Journal reports.
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