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per•ma•nent



Pronunciation: (pûr'mu-nunt), [key]
adj.
1. existing perpetually; everlasting, esp. 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.

n.
Also called per'manent wave'. a wave or curl that is set into the hair by the application of a special chemical preparation and that remains for a number of months.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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