[ US /ˈpɝmənənt/ ]
[ UK /pˈɜːmənənt/ ]
  1. a series of waves in the hair made by applying heat and chemicals
  1. continuing or enduring without marked change in status or condition or place
    permanent secretary to the president
    literature of permanent value
    permanent address
  2. not capable of being reversed or returned to the original condition
    permanent brain damage
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How To Use permanent In A Sentence

  • To avoid leaving the center posts in the permanent work, two rows of temporary posts were placed, as shown by Fig. 1, Plate LX, the center wall and skewback were built, and the posts were removed, as shown by Fig. 2, Plate LX, before placing the remainder of the lining. Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Vol. LXVIII, Sept. 1910 The New York Tunnel Extension of the Pennsylvania Railroad. The Cross-Town Tunnels. Paper No. 1158
  • In contrast, although not originally intended as permanent implants, in practice bioabsorbable hemostats are often left in the surgical bed to prevent rebleeding after surgical closure.
  • Push the panel into the glued surface and use a level to make certain it is plumb before you tack it into position and glue it down permanently.
  • It will not matter, however, whether the part-timer or the full-timer are working on fixed-term or permanent contracts.
  • Some might say the club have taken refuge in recent years in the rosy glow of their triumph of 1967 so they might be as well moving permanently to the Portuguese capital.
  • As soon as the weather improves and the soil is fit for planting you can plant out your raspberries in their permanent position. The Sun
  • Taking up so much of the roof area, it has to stay sealed with the glass permanently in place to maintain the car's body rigidity.
  • It was settled when incoming workers agreed to work permanent night shifts.
  • Proof of permanent residence of winner will be required. The Sun
  • Eggs were labeled with a permanent marker, candled to estimate the stage of development, weighed to the nearest 0.5 g using a spring scale, and measured (length and width) to the nearest 0.1 mm with calipers.
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