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PERMANENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does permanent mean? 

PERMANENT (noun)
  The noun PERMANENT has 1 sense:

1. a series of waves in the hair made by applying heat and chemicals

  Familiarity information: PERMANENT used as a noun is very rare.


PERMANENT (adjective)
  The adjective PERMANENT has 2 senses:

1. continuing or enduring without marked change in status or condition or place
2. not capable of being reversed or returned to the original condition

  Familiarity information: PERMANENT used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PERMANENT (noun)


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Meaning:

A series of waves in the hair made by applying heat and chemicals

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Synonyms:

permanent; permanent wave; perm

Hypernyms ("permanent" is a kind of...):

wave (a hairdo that creates undulations in the hair)


PERMANENT (adjective)


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Meaning:

Continuing or enduring without marked change in status or condition or place

Synonyms:

lasting; permanent

Context examples:

permanent secretary to the president / permanent address / literature of permanent value

Similar:

standing (not created for a particular occasion)

indissoluble (used of decisions and contracts)

aeonian; ageless; eonian; eternal; everlasting; perpetual; unceasing; unending (continuing forever or indefinitely)

abiding; enduring; imperishable (unceasing)

Also:

ineradicable (not able to be destroyed or rooted out)

unchangeable (not changeable or subject to change)

stable (resistant to change of position or condition)

Attribute:

permanence; permanency (the property of being able to exist for an indefinite duration)

Antonym:

impermanent (not permanent; not lasting)


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Meaning:

Not capable of being reversed or returned to the original condition

Context example:

permanent brain damage

Similar:

irreversible (incapable of being reversed)


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