permanency

[ pur-muh-nuh n-see ]
/ ˈpɜr mə nən si /

noun, plural per·ma·nen·cies for 2.

something that is permanent.

Nearby words

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

Origin of permanency

From the Medieval Latin word permanentia, dating back to 1545–55. See permanent, -ency

Related formsnon·per·ma·nen·cy, noun

Can be confusedpermanence permanency

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British Dictionary definitions for permanency

permanency

/ (ˈpɜːmənənsɪ) /

noun plural -cies

a person or thing that is permanent
another word for permanence
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