Perennial vs Unending - What's the difference?

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Perennial is a related term of unending.


As adjectives the difference between perennial and unending

is that perennial is lasting or remaining active throughout the year, or all the time while unending is not ending; having no end.

As a noun perennial

is a perennial plant; a plant that is active throughout the year or survives for more than two growing seasons compare (annual), (biennial).

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).
  • unending

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Not ending; having no end.
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