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English definition of “permanent”


/ˈpɜːmənənt/ HR
used to describe something, for example a job or contract, that lasts for a long time: permanent job/contract/employment 66% of last year's graduates found permanent employment within six months of leaving university. Robinson is hoping to be given the job on a permanent basis.
used to describe someone who is employed for a long time: permanent employee/worker/staff The bank employs 825 permanent staff at sites in London and Chelmsford. → Compare temporary → See also regular adjective
(Definition of permanent from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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