permanent - definition and synonyms


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  1. happening or existing for a long time or for all time in the future

    She suffered permanent brain damage as a result of the accident.

    They’ve offered me a room until I can find something more permanent.

    permanent staff (=people who are employed by an organization for as long as they wish to stay):

    We have a permanent staff of 24, plus 8 seasonal workers in the summer.

    a permanent fixture (=someone or something that is part of a system, organization, or your life for a long time):

    Blomquist has become a permanent fixture in the team.

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