[ im-pur-muh-nuhns ]
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  1. the fact or quality of being temporary or short-lived: The novel poignantly explores the impermanence of childhood—the ebb and flow of memories and experiences that make up our disappearing past.

Origin of impermanence

First recorded in 1790–1800; equivalent to im-2 + permanence
  • Rarely im·per·ma·nen·cy [im-pur-muh-nuhn-see] /ɪmˈpɜr mə nən si/ .

Words Nearby impermanence Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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