Permanent vs Permathread - What's the difference?

permanent | permathread |


As nouns the difference between permanent and permathread

is that permanent is a chemical hair treatment imparting or removing curliness, whose effects typically last for a period of weeks; a perm while permathread is (internet|slang) a permanent or perennial thread of discussion.

As an adjective permanent

is without end, eternal.

As a verb permanent

is (dated) to perm (the hair).

permanent

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Without end, eternal.
  • Nothing in this world is truly permanent .
  • Lasting for an indefinitely long time.
  • The countries are now locked in a permanent state of conflict.

    Antonyms

    * impermanent, temporary

    Derived terms

    * permanently * permanent marker * permanent wave * permanent way

    Noun

    (wikipedia permanent) (en noun)
  • A chemical hair treatment imparting or removing curliness, whose effects typically last for a period of weeks; a perm.
  • * 1943 , (Raymond Chandler), The High Window , Penguin 2005, p. 8:
  • She had pewter-coloured hair set in a ruthless permanent , a hard beak and large moist eyes with the sympathetic expression of wet stones.
  • (linear algebra, combinatorics) Given an n \times n matrix a_{ij} \,, the sum over all permutations \pi \, of \prod_{i=1}^n{a_{i\pi(i)}}.
  • See also

    * determinant * ephemeral * relaxer * temporary

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (dated) To perm (the hair).
  • 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