permanency


permanency
permanence, permanency
The more usual choice in current use for the meaning ‘a state of being permanent’ is permanence, but permanency is also occasionally used in this meaning and more especially in the meaning ‘something that is permanent’:

• A stranger is not a permanency. One can easily shed a stranger —Graham Greene, 1988.


Modern English usage. 2014.

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  • permanency — [pʉr′mə nən sē] n. 1. PERMANENCE 2. pl. permanencies something permanent …   English World dictionary

  • Permanency — Permanence Per ma*nence, Permanency Per ma*nen*cy, n. [Cf. F. permanence.] The quality or state of being permanent; continuance in the same state or place; duration; fixedness; as, the permanence of institutions; the permanence of nature. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • permanency — noun The state or quality of permanence. The permanency of the new government is questionable …   Wiktionary

  • permanency — permanence UK [ˈpɜː(r)mənəns] / US [ˈpɜrmənəns] or permanency UK [ˈpɜː(r)mənənsɪ] / US [ˈpɜrmənənsɪ] noun [uncountable] the state of happening or existing for a long time or for all time in the future a sense of stability and permanence …   English dictionary

  • permanency — permanent ► ADJECTIVE ▪ lasting or intending to last indefinitely; not temporary. DERIVATIVES permanence noun permanency noun permanently adverb. ORIGIN from Latin permanere remain to the end …   English terms dictionary

  • permanency — noun (plural cies) Date: 1555 1. permanence 2. something permanent …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • permanency — /perr meuh neuhn see/, n., pl. permanencies for 2. 1. permanence. 2. something that is permanent. [1545 55; < ML permanentia. See PERMANENT, ENCY] * * * …   Universalium

  • permanency — per·ma·nen·cy || pÉœrmÉ™nÉ™sɪ / pɜːm n. continuity, perpetuality; regularity; fixedness, invariability …   English contemporary dictionary

  • permanency — n. See permanence …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • permanency — per·ma·nen·cy …   English syllables


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