permanence

noun per·ma·nence \ ˈpər-mə-nən(t)s , ˈpərm-nən(t)s \

Definition of permanence

: the quality or state of being permanent : durability

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First Known Use of permanence

15th century


PERMANENCE Defined for Kids

permanence

noun per·ma·nence \ ˈpər-mə-nəns \

Definition of permanence for Students

: the quality or state of lasting forever or for a long time


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