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  1. per·ma·nent
    IPA[ˈpərmənənt]
  2. adjective

    noun

    • 1. a perm for the hair:

      a woman with a home permanent
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: permanent, plural noun: permanents

    • adjective

      lasting or intended to last or remain unchanged indefinitely:

      lasting or continuing without interruption:

    • noun

      a perm for the hair:
    • noun

      a tooth in a mammal that replaces a temporary milk tooth and lasts for most of the mammal's life.
    • noun

      an irreversible deformation that remains in a structure or material after it has been subjected to stress.
    • noun

      the state or condition, envisaged by Leon Trotsky, of a country's continuing revolutionary progress being dependent on a continuing process of revolution in other countries.
    • noun

      a magnet that retains its magnetic properties in the absence of an inducing field or current.
    • noun

      (in the UK) a senior civil servant who is a permanent adviser to a Secretary of State.
    • noun

      an irreversible deformation that remains in a structure or material after it has been subjected to stress.
    • noun

      the presence in water of mineral salts (chiefly calcium sulphate) that are not removed by boiling.
    • noun

      a tooth in a mammal that replaces a temporary milk tooth and lasts for most of the mammal's life.
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