- without beginning or end; lasting forever; always existing (opposed to temporal): eternal life.
- perpetual; ceaseless; endless: eternal quarreling; eternal chatter.
- enduring; immutable: eternal principles.
- Metaphysics. existing outside all relations of time; not subject to change.
- something that is eternal.
- the Eternal, God.
Origin of eternal
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Historical Examples of eternality
Lavoisier took the third step by showing that the matter which enters into the constitution of the universe is an eternality.
Mayer took the fourth step by showing that the force which enters into the constitution of the universe is an eternality.
It destroys on the one hand the idea of the eternality of economic laws and limits them to particular epochs.Socialism
- without beginning or end; lasting for evereternal life
- (as noun)the eternal
- (often capital) denoting or relating to that which is without beginning and end, regarded as an attribute of God
- unchanged by time, esp being true or valid for all time; immutableeternal truths
- seemingly unceasing; occurring again and againeternal bickering
Word Origin for eternal
late 14c., from Old French eternel or directly from Late Latin aeternalis, from Latin aeternus "of an age, lasting, enduring, permanent, endless," contraction of aeviternus "of great age," from aevum "age" (see eon). Related: Eternally.