permanence

[ pur-muh-nuh ns ]
/ ˈpɜr mə nəns /

noun

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

Origin of permanence

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

Related forms

non·per·ma·nence, noun

Can be confused

permanence permanency
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permanence

/ (ˈpɜːmənəns) /

noun

the state or quality of being permanent

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