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impermanent

[ im-pur-muh-nuhnt ]
/ ɪmˈpɜr mə nənt /
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adjective

not permanent or enduring; transitory.

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Origin of impermanent

First recorded in 1645–55; im-2 + permanent

OTHER WORDS FROM impermanent

im·per·ma·nence, im·per·ma·nen·cy, nounim·per·ma·nent·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for impermanent

impermanent
/ (ɪmˈpɜːmənənt) /

adjective

not permanent; fleeting; transitory

Derived forms of impermanent

impermanence or impermanency, nounimpermanently, adverb
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