What does the word permanent mean?

  • [ Latin] Lasting; enduring; not replaced by other structures, as P. cartilage, P. teeth; kept up indefinitely, as P. bath, P. drainage, P. sutures; retaining its properties indefinitely, as a P. magnet.

  • Enduring, not changing.

Usage examples for permanent

  1. The latter scandal, too, would be the more permanent. – The Constitutional History of England From 1760 to 1860 by Charles Duke Yonge
  2. Mrs. Pell had fondly hoped that his Southern trip would be of permanent benefit to him, and here he was breaking down on the first night of his return. – Two Boys and a Fortune by Matthew White, Jr.
  3. It is essential to permanent success that a house should obtain a reputation for being governed by what is fair rather than what is merely legal. – Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie by Andrew Carnegie

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