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Pronunciation:  'purmununs

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the property of being able to exist for an indefinite duration

PERMANENCE is a 10 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: permanency
 Antonyms: impermanence, impermanency
 See Also: durability, duration, enduringness, immortality, imperishability, imperishingness, lastingness, length, perdurability, perpetuity, strength



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

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