Per"ma*nent(?), a. [L. permanens, -entis, p. pr. of permanere to stay or remain to the end, to last; per + manere to remain: cf. F. permanent. See Per-, and Mansion.] Continuing in the same state, or without any change that destroys form or character; remaining unaltered or unremoved; abiding; durable; fixed; stable; lasting; as, a permanent impression.
Eternity stands permanent and fixed.Dryden.
(Chem. & Physics), hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon monoxide; -- also called
incondensible gases or
incoercible gases, before their liquefaction in 1877. The term is now archaic. --
Permanent way, the roadbed and superstructure of a finished railway; -- so called in distinction from the contractor's
temporary way. --
(Chem.), barium sulphate (heavy spar), used as a white pigment or paint, in distinction from
white lead, which tarnishes and darkens from the formation of the sulphide.
Syn. -- Lasting; durable; constant. See Lasting.
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