permanence

Permanence is when something sticks around forever, like your mother's love or the smell of smoke after you accidentally start a fire in your kitchen.

Something can give the impression of permanence, even if it isn't literally infinite, like a massive stone castle or a pesky neighbor who always seems to be hanging around. The noun permanence comes from permanent, which in Latin means "remaining to the end," from the roots per, "through," and manere, "remain or stay."

Definitions of permanence
  1. noun
    the property of being able to exist for an indefinite duration
    synonyms: permanency
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    Antonyms:
    impermanence, impermanency
    the property of not existing for indefinitely long durations
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    perpetuity, sempiternity
    the property of being perpetual (seemingly ceaseless)
    durability, enduringness, lastingness, strength
    permanence by virtue of the power to resist stress or force
    imperishability, imperishableness, imperishingness
    the property of being resistant to decay
    perdurability
    the property of being extremely durable
    immortality
    the quality or state of being immortal
    tensile strength
    the strength of material expressed as the greatest longitudinal stress it can bear without tearing apart
    indestructibility
    the strength to resist destruction
    continuity, persistence
    the property of a continuous and connected period of time
    changelessness
    the property of remaining unchanged
    everlastingness
    the property of lasting forever
    type of:
    duration, length
    continuance in time
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