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English

Etymology

From Middle French permanent, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] permanens (continuing), from permanēo (to stay to the end). Used in English since 15th century.

Pronunciation

Adjective

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Positive
permanent

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. Without end, eternal.
    Nothing in this world is truly permanent.
  2. Lasting for an indefinitely long time.
    The countries are now locked in a permanent state of conflict.

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Noun

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Singular
permanent

Plural
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  1. (colloquial) A chemical hair treatment imparting or removing curliness, whose effects typically last for a period of weeks.
  2. (combinatorics) Given an <math>n \times n</math> matrix <math>a_{ij} \,</math>, the sum over all permutations <math>\pi \,</math> of <math>\prod_{i=1}^n{a_{i\pi(i)}}</math>.

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French

Pronunciation

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] permanentem (accusative of permanens).

Adjective

Singular Plural
Masculine permanent
IPA: /pɛʁ.ma.nɑ̃/
permanents
IPA: /pɛʁ.ma.nɑ̃/
Feminine permanente
IPA: /pɛʁ.ma.nɑ̃t/
permanentes
IPA: /pɛʁ.ma.nɑ̃t/

permanent

  1. permanent

Noun

permanent m. (plural permanents)

  1. permanent

German

Adjective

permanent [[Category:Template:lang:de adjectives|permanent]]

  1. permanent

Adverb

permanent [[Category:Template:lang:de adverbs|permanent]]

  1. permanently, incessantly

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