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permanent

 
Adjective permanent has 2 senses
  1. permanent, lasting - continuing or enduring without marked change in status or condition or place; "permanent secretary to the president"; "permanent address"; "literature of permanent value"
    Antonyms: impermanent, temporary, acting, ephemeral, passing, short-lived, transient, transitory, fugacious, episodic, fly-by-night, improvised, jury-rigged, makeshift, temporal, terminable, visiting, guest, working, evanescent, interim, pro tem, pro tempore
  2. permanent - not capable of being reversed or returned to the original condition; "permanent brain damage"
    Antonym:
    reversible (indirect, via irreversible)
Noun permanent has 1 sense
  1. permanent wave, permanent, perm - a series of waves in the hair made by applying heat and chemicals
    --1 is a kind of wave
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