Perennial vs Permathread - What's the difference?

perennial | permathread |


As nouns the difference between perennial and permathread

is that perennial is a perennial plant; a plant that is active throughout the year or survives for more than two growing seasons compare (annual), (biennial) while permathread is (internet|slang) a permanent or perennial thread of discussion.

As an adjective perennial

is lasting or remaining active throughout the year, or all the time.

perennial

English

Adjective

(-)
  • Lasting or remaining active throughout the year, or all the time.
  • a perennial stream
  • (botany, of a plant) Having a life cycle of more than two years. Compare (annual), (biennial).
  • (figuratively) Continuing without cessation or intermission; perpetual; permanent; unceasing; never failing.
  • * 1790 ,
  • The perennial existence of bodies corporate and their fortunes are things particularly suited to a man who has long views…
  • (figuratively) Enduring; lasting; timeless.
  • His artwork has a perennial beauty.
  • (figuratively) Recurrent; appearing or recurring again and again.
  • Change is a perennial theme in politics.

    Derived terms

    * perennially

    Noun

    (Perennial plant) (en noun)
  • A perennial plant; a plant that is active throughout the year or survives for more than two growing seasons. Compare (annual), (biennial).
  • permathread

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (Internet, slang) A permanent or perennial thread of discussion.
  • * 2003 , "jbritt", von Rossum on Strong vs. Weak Typing'' (discussion on Internet newsgroup ''comp.lang.ruby )
  • Since this is something of a permathread on this list I though (SIC) this would be of interest:
  • * 2003 , "David Megginson", Studying up on VOR's'' (discussion on Internet newsgroup ''rec.aviation.student )
  • I suspect that this is a permathread .

    See also

    * sticky