- the condition or quality of being permanent; perpetual or continued existence.
Origin of permanence
Related Words for permanenceperpetuation, stability, durability, dependability, immutability, permanency
Examples from the Web for permanence
Contemporary Examples of permanence
As the law stands, a metal piece is required, but nothing is said about the permanence or the functionality of the metal.The Deadly Plastic Gun Loophole the House Extension Leaves in Place
December 4, 2013
What would the various social-media sites look like if ephemerality was the default and permanence, at most, an option?Snapchat: Naughty, Goofy, Ethereal, Permanent or All of the Above?
September 21, 2013
The self-imposed embargo did not last long, however, casting doubt on the permanence of this network-induced truce, as well.Best of the Olbermann-O'Reilly Feud
Shannon Donnelly, The Daily Beast Video
August 2, 2009
Are you able to find a sense of permanence in multiple-partner relationships?The Ethical Slut Returns
April 23, 2009
Love, permanence, spiritual peace, the rejection of false gods, and safe passage to boot.De Beers: Diamonds Are a Recession's Best Friend
December 6, 2008
Historical Examples of permanence
He had given shape and permanence to his native language by his Dictionary.Biographical Stories
The permanence of industry in any state must be proportioned to the certainty of its reward.Tales And Novels, Volume 4 (of 10)
For the assertion of the permanence of good is only based on the assumption of its objective character.Gorgias
Any distrust of the permanence of laws, would paralyze the faculties of man.
The wheels and springs of man are all set to the hypothesis of the permanence of nature.
- the state or quality of being permanent
Word Origin and History for permanence
early 15c., from Middle French permanence and directly from Medieval Latin permanentia (early 14c.), from Latin permanens (see permanent). Related: Permanency.