per·​ma·​nence ˈpər-mə-nən(t)s How to pronounce permanence (audio)
: the quality or state of being permanent : durability

Examples of permanence in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For all the permanence of Mr. Benson’s inscriptions, his art form seemed to be disappearing, as new tools and technology offered speedier, less expensive alternatives to his craftsmanship. Emily Langer, Washington Post, 21 June 2024 The Disney look, seen on associated T-shirts and ear-hat bands, is designed for more permanence. Dewayne Bevil, Orlando Sentinel, 17 June 2024 Sign up Pro: low commitment While the risk of a large rent increase or even eviction always hangs over tenants, the lack of permanence in a rental agreement cuts both ways. Rebecca Messina, theweek, 13 June 2024 Throughout the ups and downs of his year, Notting Hill remains a steady backdrop, the tattoo shop and the dodgy hairdresser and the market stalls of Portobello giving a loose sense of permanence as time inevitably passes and summer moves into fall, winter, and then spring. Lale Arikoglu, Condé Nast Traveler, 9 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for permanence 

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of permanence was in the 15th century

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“Permanence.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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