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"perpetual" in American English

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perpetualadjective [not gradable]

 us   /pərˈpetʃ·u·əl/
continuingforever, or ​happening all the ​time: They ​lived in perpetual ​fear of being ​discovered. She ​resented his perpetual ​complaining about her ​cooking.
perpetually
adverb [not gradable]  us   /pərˈpetʃ·u·ə·li/
She is perpetually late.
(Definition of perpetual from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"perpetual" in British English

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perpetualadjective

uk   /pəˈpetʃ.u.əl/  us   /pɚˈpetʃ.u.əl/
continuing for ​ever in the same way: They ​lived in perpetual ​fear of being ​discovered. He has hard, ​coldeyes and his ​mouth is set in a perpetual ​sneer. a perpetual ​student
often ​repeated: perpetual ​vandalism
(Definition of perpetual from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"perpetual" in Business English

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perpetualadjective

uk   us   /pəˈpetʃuəl/
FINANCE used to describe a ​bond or other ​investment that ​paysinterest for ever: CP ​issued £88 million of perpetual ​bonds from 1889 onward.
(Definition of perpetual from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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