permanence

  • 1 permanence — [ pɛrmanɑ̃s ] n. f. • 1370; lat. médiév. permanentia 1 ♦ Caractère de ce qui est durable; longue durée de qqch. ⇒ continuité, stabilité. « le sentiment écrasant de la permanence de la nature » (Balzac). ⇒ constance, identité. 2 ♦ (1875) Service… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 Permanence — is the state of being permanent: *Digital permanence *Object permanence *Print permanence *Permanence and foster care …

    Wikipedia

  • 3 Permanence — Per ma*nence, Permanency Per ma*nen*cy, n. [Cf. F. permanence.] The quality or state of being permanent; continuance in the same state or place; duration; fixedness; as, the permanence of institutions; the permanence of nature. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 permanence — UK [ˈpɜː(r)mənəns] / US [ˈpɜrmənəns] or permanency UK [ˈpɜː(r)mənənsɪ] / US [ˈpɜrmənənsɪ] noun [uncountable] the state of happening or existing for a long time or for all time in the future a sense of stability and permanence …

    English dictionary

  • 5 permanence — permanence, permanency The more usual choice in current use for the meaning ‘a state of being permanent’ is permanence, but permanency is also occasionally used in this meaning and more especially in the meaning ‘something that is permanent’: • A …

    Modern English usage

  • 6 permanence — index constant, continuity, indestructibility, perpetuity, survival Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 7 permanence — (n.) mid 15c., from M.L. permanentia (early 14c.), from permanentum (see PERMANENT (Cf. permanent)). Related: Permanency …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 permanence — [pʉr′mə nəns] n. [ME < ML permanentia] the state or quality of being permanent …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 PERMANENCE — n. f. Durée constante de quelque chose. Une tradition, une erreur, dont on constate la permanence. Un emploi dont la permanence n’est pas assurée. Il se dit aussi en parlant des personnes et signifie état de celui qui reste, qui demeure longtemps …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 10 permanence — (pèr ma nan s ) s. f. 1°   Durée constante. •   Le temps est la négation d une chose très réelle et souverainement positive, qui est la permanence de l être, FÉN. Exist. II, 2, Éternité.. •   La permanence des âmes, VOLT. Un chrét. contre six… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 11 PERMANENCE — s. f. Durée constante de quelque chose. Les choses ne restèrent pas toujours en permanence. Un emploi dont la permanence n est pas assurée.   Il se dit aussi en parlant Des personnes, et signifie, État de celui qui reste, qui demeure longtemps… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 12 Permanence — (Roget s Thesaurus) >Absence of change. < N PARAG:Permanence >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 stability stability &c. 150 Sgm: N 1 quiescence quiescence &c. 265 Sgm: N 1 obstinacy obstinacy &c. 606 GRP: N 2 Sgm: N 2 permanence …

    English dictionary for students

  • 13 permanence — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Fixed nature Nouns 1. permanence, stability, immutability, fixity; persistence, durability, duration; constancy, perpetuity, status quo; tenure, tenure track. 2. preservation; conservatism,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 14 permanence — per|ma|nence [ pɜrmənəns ] or per|ma|nen|cy [ pɜrmənənsi ] noun uncount the state of happening or existing for a long time or for all time in the future: a sense of stability and permanence …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 permanence — also per.ma.nen.cy noun (U) the state of being permanent: There s no feeling of permanence about our relationship …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 permanence — noun the permanence of their relationship gives them a mutual sense of security Syn: stability, durability, permanency, fixity, fixedness, changelessness, immutability, endurance, constancy, continuity, immortality, indestructibility, perpetuity …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 17 permanence — permanent ► ADJECTIVE ▪ lasting or intending to last indefinitely; not temporary. DERIVATIVES permanence noun permanency noun permanently adverb. ORIGIN from Latin permanere remain to the end …

    English terms dictionary

  • 18 permanence — noun Date: 15th century the quality or state of being permanent ; durability …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 19 permanence — /perr meuh neuhns/, n. the condition or quality of being permanent; perpetual or continued existence. [1400 50; late ME < ML permanentia. See PERMANENT, ENCE] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 20 permanence — noun /ˈpɜɹmənəns,ˈpɜmənəns/ a) The state of being permanent. b) The reciprocal of magnetic inductance. Ant: transience, impermanence See Also: permanent …

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