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



BrE BrE//ˈpɜːmənəns//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɜːrmənəns//
(less frequent permanency
BrE BrE//ˈpɜːmənənsi//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɜːrmənənsi//
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the state of lasting for a long time or for all time in the future The spoken word is immediate but lacks permanence. We no longer talk of the permanence of marriage. lacking a sense of permanence in his life Word Originlate Middle English: from medieval Latin permanentia (perhaps via French), from permanent- ‘remaining to the end’, from the verb permanere.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: permanence