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permanent British & World English

Lasting or intended to last or remain unchanged indefinitely

permanent English Thesaurus

a permanent ban on the dumping of nuclear waste at sea

non-permanent British & World English

Lasting or acting for only a limited period of time

permanent set British & World English

An irreversible deformation that remains in a structure or material after it has been subjected to stress

permanent way British & World English

The finished trackbed of a railway together with the track and other permanent equipment

permanent tooth British & World English

A tooth in a mammal that replaces a temporary milk tooth and lasts for most of the mammal’s life

semi-permanent British & World English

Not permanent, but involving some stability or endurance

permanent hardness British & World English

The presence in water of mineral salts (chiefly calcium sulphate) that are not removed by boiling

permanent magnet British & World English

A magnet that retains its magnetic properties in the absence of an inducing field or current

permanent revolution British & World English

The state or condition, envisaged by Leon Trotsky, of a country’s continuing revolutionary progress being dependent on a continuing process of revolution in other countries

Permanent Undersecretary British & World English

(In the UK) a senior civil servant who is a permanent adviser to a Secretary of State

fixture British & World English

A person or thing that is well established in a particular place or situation

perm British & World English

A hairstyle produced by setting the hair in waves or curls and then treating it with chemicals so that the style lasts for several months

permanent wave in perm1 British & World English

A hairstyle produced by setting the hair in waves or curls and then treating it with chemicals so that the style lasts for several months

Permanent Secretary in Permanent Undersecretary British & World English

(In the UK) a senior civil servant who is a permanent adviser to a Secretary of State


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