|Origin:||, present participle of permanere 'to stay till the end'|
per‧ma‧nent1 S2 W2
He gave up a permanent job in order to freelance.
a permanent change in your eating habits
The blindness that the disease causes will be permanent.
Miller soon became a permanent fixture (=someone or something that is always there) on the team.
—permanence also permanency noun [uncountable]WORD FOCUS: long
the permanence of parental love
our desire for some sense of permanence
continuing for a long time: lengthy
continuing for much too long: interminable, marathon, endless, long-winded, long-drawn-out, protracted
continuing for a long time and not changing: permanent, lasting, lifelong
when feelings last for a long time: lingering, abiding, enduring, lasting
➔ See also long