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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Permanent  \Per"ma*nent\,  a.  [L.  permanens,  -entis,  p.  pr  of 
  permanere  to  stay  or  remain  to  the  end  to  last  per  +  manere 
  to  remain:  cf  F.  permanent.  See  {Per-},  and  {Mansion}.] 
  Continuing  in  the  same  state,  or  without  any  change  that 
  destroys  form  or  character;  remaining  unaltered  or  unremoved 
  abiding;  durable;  fixed;  stable;  lasting;  as  a  permanent 
  Eternity  stands  permanent  and  fixed.  --Dryden. 
  {Permanent  gases}  (Chem.  &  Physics),  hydrogen,  oxygen, 
  nitrogen,  and  carbon  monoxide;  --  also  called 
  {incondensible  or  incoercible  gases},  before  their 
  liquefaction  in  1877. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  continuing  or  enduring  without  marked  change  in  status  or 
  condition  or  place  "permanent  secretary  to  the 
  president";  "permanent  address";  "literature  of 
  permanent  value"  [syn:  {lasting}]  [ant:  {impermanent}] 
  2:  not  capable  of  being  reversed  or  returned  to  the  original 
  condition;  "permanent  brain  damage" 
  n  :  a  series  of  waves  in  the  hair  made  by  applying  heat  and 
  chemicals  [syn:  {permanent  wave},  {perm}] 

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