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"permanent" in British English

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permanentadjective

uk   /ˈpɜː.mə.nənt/  us   /ˈpɝː.mə.nənt/
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.
Something that is permanent exists or happens all the time: Mont Blanc has a permanent snow cap. Our office is in a permanent state of chaos.

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permanentnoun [C]

uk   /ˈpɜː.mə.nənt/  us   /ˈpɝː.mə.nənt/
US (also perm, formal permanent wave) a chemical process that makes your hair curly, or a hairstyle that is created in this way
(Definition of permanent from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"permanent" in American English

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permanentadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈpɜr·mə·nənt/
lasting for a long time or forever: Are you looking for a temporary job or something permanent? He entered the United States in 1988 as a permanent resident with a green card.
permanence
noun [U]  us   /ˈpɜr·mə·nəns/
permanently
adverb [not gradable]  us   /ˈpɜr·mə·nənt·li/
The accident left him permanently paralyzed.
(Definition of permanent from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"permanent" in Business English

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permanentadjective

uk   us   /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.
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(Definition of permanent from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “permanent”
in Korean 영구적인…
in Arabic دائم…
in Malaysian kekal…
in French permanent…
in Russian постоянный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 長久的, 永久的,永恆的, 常在的…
in Italian permanente, fisso, definitivo…
in Turkish kalıcı, uzun süreli…
in Polish trwały…
in Spanish permanente…
in Vietnamese lâu dài…
in Portuguese permanente…
in Thai ถาวร…
in German ständig…
in Catalan permanent…
in Japanese 長持ちする, 永続する…
in Chinese (Simplified) 长久的, 永久的,永恒的, 常在的…
in Indonesian selamanya…
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