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impermanent

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adjective im·per·ma·nent \-nənt\

Simple Definition of impermanent

  • : not lasting forever : not permanent

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of impermanent

  1. :  not permanent :  transient

impermanently adverb

Examples of impermanent in a sentence

  1. <built an impermanent structure to serve for the archaeologists' living quarters during the dig>

  2. <a summer romance that was an impermanent fancy, quickly forgotten>



1653

First Known Use of impermanent

1653



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