Definition of permanent noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

permanent

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noun
BrE BrE//ˈpɜːmənənt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɜːrmənənt//
 
 
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(old-fashioned, North American English) = perm Word Origin late Middle English: from Latin permanent- ‘remaining to the end’ (perhaps via Old French), from per- ‘through’ + manere ‘remain’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: permanent