AskDefine | Define permanence

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permanence n : the property of being able to exist for an indefinite duration [syn: permanency] [ant: impermanence]

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  1. the state of being permanent
  2. the reciprocal of magnetic inductance


the state of being permanent
the reciprocal of magnetic inductance

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

abidingness, age, antiquity, application, assiduity, assiduousness, bulldog tenacity, ceaselessness, changelessness, coeternity, concentration, constancy, continualness, continuance, defeat of time, defiance of time, dependability, diligence, diuturnity, dogged perseverance, doggedness, durability, durableness, duration, endlessness, endurance, engrossment, eternalness, eternity, ever-duringness, everlastingness, everness, fidelity, fixedness, foreverness, immutability, incessancy, incommutability, indefatigability, indefeasibility, indestructibility, industriousness, industry, inertness, infinite duration, infinity, insistence, insistency, interminability, intransmutability, irretrievability, irreversibility, irrevocability, lastingness, long standing, long-lastingness, long-livedness, longevity, loyalty, maintenance, never-endingness, obstinacy, patience, patience of Job, perdurability, perennation, perenniality, perennialness, permanency, perpetualness, perpetuity, perseverance, persistence, persistency, pertinaciousness, pertinacity, plodding, plugging, preoccupation, relentlessness, reliability, resolution, sedulity, sedulousness, sempiternity, single-mindedness, singleness of purpose, slogging, stability, stamina, standing, staying power, steadfastness, steadiness, stick-to-itiveness, stubbornness, survival, survivance, tenaciousness, tenacity, timelessness, tirelessness, unalterability, unceasingness, unchangeability, unchangeableness, unmodifiability, unremittingness, unrestorableness, unreturnableness, unswerving attention
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