permanence

[ pur-muh-nuh ns ]
/ ˈpɜr mə nəns /

noun

the condition or quality of being permanent; perpetual or continued existence.

Nearby words

  1. permadeath,
  2. permafrost,
  3. permafrost table,
  4. permalink,
  5. permalloy,
  6. permanency,
  7. permanent,
  8. permanent cartilage,
  9. permanent court of arbitration,
  10. permanent court of international justice

Origin of permanence

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English word from Medieval Latin word permanentia. See permanent, -ence

Related formsnon·per·ma·nence, noun

Can be confusedpermanence permanency

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British Dictionary definitions for non-permanence

permanence

/ (ˈpɜːmənəns) /

noun

the state or quality of being permanent
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Word Origin and History for non-permanence

permanence

n.

early 15c., from Middle French permanence and directly from Medieval Latin permanentia (early 14c.), from Latin permanens (see permanent). Related: Permanency.

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