impermanent

adjective im·per·ma·nent \ (ˌ)im-ˈpərm-nənt , -ˈpər-mə- \
Updated on: 17 Apr 2018

Definition of impermanent

: 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

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First Known Use of impermanent

1653


IMPERMANENT Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of impermanent for English Language Learners

  • : not lasting forever : not permanent



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