Simple Definition of permanent
: lasting or continuing for a very long time or forever : not temporary or changing
Full Definition of permanent
: continuing or enduring without fundamental or marked change : stable
Examples of permanent
She made a permanent home in this country.
Prolonged exposure to the sun can cause permanent skin damage.
The museum's permanent collection includes works of art from the 18th century.
The transcripts will serve as a permanent record of the proceedings.
Synonym Discussion of permanent
Definition of permanent
: a long-lasting hair wave or straightening produced by mechanical and chemical means —called also permanent wave
First Known Use of permanent
Medical Definition of permanent
: of, relating to, or being a permanent tooth <permanent dentition>
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