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[pur-muh-nuh ns] /ˈpɜr mə nəns/

the condition or quality of being ; perpetual or continued existence.
the state or quality of being permanent

early 15c., from Middle French permanence and directly from Medieval Latin permanentia (early 14c.), from Latin permanens (see permanent). Related: Permanency.


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