A URL that always points to the same piece of web content. Web pages that appear for a limited time at their main URL, such as web logs or news sites, often display an alternative, permanent link. Readers can quote, bookmark, or link to this URL in order to refer to a particular item, rather than the page displaying the latest item.
For example, the URL http://news.bbc.co.uk/ points to the latest news from the BBC whereas http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/2614839.stm is a permanent link to a particular news story.
[pur-muh-nuh nt] /ˈpɜr mə nənt/ adjective 1. existing perpetually; everlasting, especially without significant change. 2. intended to exist or function for a long, indefinite period without regard to unforeseeable conditions: a permanent employee; the permanent headquarters of the United Nations. 3. long-lasting or nonfading: permanent pleating; permanent ink. noun 4. Also called permanent wave. a […]
noun 1. a magnet that retains its magnetism after being removed from an external magnetic field. noun 1. a magnet, often of steel, that retains its magnetization after the magnetic field producing it has been removed permanent magnet (pûr’mə-nənt) A piece of ferromagnetic material that retains its magnetism after it has been magnetized.
noun, Metalworking. 1. a reusable metal mold used for making a large number of identical castings.
noun 1. a process in which a fabric is chemically treated to make it wrinkle-resistant so as to require little or no ironing after washing. 2. the condition of a fabric so treated. noun 1.