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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The quality of being durable; the power of lasting or continuing in the same state by resistance to causes of decay or dissolution.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The state or quality of being durable; the power of uninterrupted or long continuance in any condition; the power of resisting agents or influences which tend to cause changes, decay, or dissolution; lastingness.

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  • noun Permanence by virtue of the power to resist stress or force.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun permanence by virtue of the power to resist stress or force

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