Permanent

Definition of Permanent

Per´ma`nent
a.1.Continuing in the same state, or without any change that destroys form or character; remaining unaltered or unremoved; abiding; durable; fixed; stable; lasting; as, a permanent impression.
Eternity stands permanent and fixed.
- Dryden.
Permanent gases
(Chem. & Physics) hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon monoxide; - also called incondensible gases or incoercible gases, before their liquefaction in 1877. The term is now archaic.
Permanent way
the roadbed and superstructure of a finished railway; - so called in distinction from the contractor's temporary way.
Permanent white
(Chem.) barium sulphate (heavy spar), used as a white pigment or paint, in distinction from white lead, which tarnishes and darkens from the formation of the sulphide.

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