Impermanence



[im-pur-muh-nuh nt] /ɪmˈpɜr mə nənt/

adjective
1.
not or enduring; transitory.
/ɪmˈpɜːmənənt/
adjective
1.
not permanent; fleeting; transitory
n.

1796, from impermanent + -ence. Impermanency is from 1640s.
adj.

1650s, from assimilated form of in- “not, opposite of” (see in- (1)) + permanent.

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