Impermanent \Im*per"ma*nent\, a. Not permanent. [1913 Webster]

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  • impermanent — IMPERMANÉNT, Ă adj. nepermanent, efemer. (< engl. impermanent) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • Impermanent — Impermanent, lat. dtsch., unbeständig, Impermanenz, Unbeständigkeit …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • impermanent — index acting, ephemeral, interim, precarious, temporary, transient, transitory Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …   Law dictionary

  • impermanent — impermanent, ente [ɛ̃pɛʀmanɑ̃, ɑ̃t] adj. ÉTYM. 1794; de im (→ 1. In ), et permanent. ❖ ♦ Didact. Qui, par sa nature, ne doit pas durer toujours (ou très longtemps). ❖ CONTR. Permanent. DÉR …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • impermanent — impermanent, ente (in pèr ma nan, nan t ) adj. Qui n est pas permanent. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Im... négatif, et permanent …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • impermanent — (adj.) 1650s, from assimilated form of in not, opposite of (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + PERMANENT (Cf. permanent) …   Etymology dictionary

  • impermanent — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not permanent. DERIVATIVES impermanence noun impermanently adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • impermanent — [im pʉr′mə nənt] adj. not permanent; not lasting; fleeting; temporary impermanence n. impermanency impermanently adv …   English World dictionary

  • impermanent — [[t]ɪmpɜ͟ː(r)mənənt[/t]] ADJ GRADED Something that is impermanent does not last for ever. [FORMAL] To see him standing there, against the vacant sky, is to be reminded just how small and how impermanent we are. Syn: transient Ant: permanent… …   English dictionary

  • impermanent — im|per|ma|nent [ımˈpə:mənənt US ə:r ] adj formal not staying the same for ever = ↑temporary ≠ ↑permanent ▪ single storey structures, built from cheap and impermanent materials >impermanence n [U] ▪ His philosophy stressed the impermanence of… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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