semipermanent
adjective Date: 1881 lasting or intended to last for a long time but not permanent

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  • Semipermanent — Sem i*per ma*nent, n. Half or partly permanent. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • semipermanent — sem|i|per|ma|nent [ ,semi pɜrmənənt, ,semaı pɜrmənənt ] adjective something that is semipermanent lasts for some time but not forever: A semipermanent hair dye lasts for about six to eight washes …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • semipermanent — /sem ee perr meuh neuhnt, sem uy /, adj. not quite permanent. [1885 90; SEMI + PERMANENT] * * * …   Universalium

  • semipermanent — adjective Neither temporary nor entirely permanent; of indefinite duration See Also: semipermanence, semipermanently …   Wiktionary

  • semipermanent — se|mi|per|ma|nent: albdauerhaft; semipermanente Siedlung: feste Siedlung, die nach Erschöpfung des Bodens wieder aufgegeben wird (Völkerk.) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • semipermanent — adj. temporary, not permanent but lasting for an extended time …   English contemporary dictionary

  • semipermanent — semi·permanent …   English syllables

  • semipermanent — sem•i•per•ma•nent [[t]ˌsɛm iˈpɜr mə nənt, ˌsɛm aɪ [/t]] adj. long lasting but not permanent • Etymology: 1885–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • semipermanent — /sɛmiˈpɜmənənt/ (say semee permuhnuhnt) adjective intended to last for some time but not forever, as a position subject to review, or a dye that will wash out after frequent washing or special treatment …   Australian English dictionary

  • semipermanent — adjective relating to or extending over a relatively long time the long run significance of the elections the long term reconstruction of countries damaged by the war a long term investment • Syn: ↑long run, ↑long term • Similar to: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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