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English definition of “permanent”

permanent

adjective uk   /ˈpɜː.mə.nənt/ us    /ˈpɝː-/
B1 lasting for a long time or for ever: She is looking for a permanent place to stay. Are you looking for a temporary or a permanent job? The disease can cause permanent damage to the brain. A semi-permanent hair dye will wash out after about three months. He entered the United States in 1988 as a permanent resident because of his marriage to a U.S. citizen. describes something that exists or happens all the time: Mont Blanc has a permanent snow cap. Our office is in a permanent state of chaos.

permanent

noun [C] uk   /ˈpɜː.mə.nənt/ us    /ˈpɝː-/
US for perm
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