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Constant vs. Permanent

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Constant

Not changing or varying; continuous
A constant gentle rain.
Drove at a constant speed.
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Permanent

Lasting or remaining without essential change
"the universal human yearning for something permanent, enduring, without shadow of change" (Willa Cather).
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Constant

Happening regularly or repeatedly; continual
The constant barking of the dog next door.
Constant interruptions.
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Permanent

Not expected to change in status, condition, or place
A permanent address.
Permanent secretary to the president.
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Constant

Unchanging in nature, value, or extent; invariable
A constant wind speed.
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Permanent

Any of several long-lasting hair styles usually achieved by chemical applications that straighten, curl, or wave the hair.
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Constant

Steadfast in purpose, loyalty, or affection; faithful
A constant friend.
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Permanent

Without end, eternal.
Nothing in this world is truly permanent.
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Constant

Something that is unchanging or invariable.
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Permanent

Lasting for an indefinitely long time.
The countries are now locked in a permanent state of conflict.
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Constant

A quantity assumed to have a fixed value in a specified mathematical context.
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Permanent

A chemical hair treatment imparting or removing curliness, whose effects typically last for a period of weeks; a perm.
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Constant

An experimental or theoretical condition, factor, or quantity that does not vary or that is regarded as invariant in specified circumstances.
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Permanent

Given an n \times n matrix a_{ij} \,, the sum over all permutations \pi \, of \prod_{i=1}^n{a_{i\pi(i)}}.
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Constant

Unchanged through time or space; permanent.
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Permanent

(trading card games) A card whose effects persist beyond the turn on which it is played.
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Constant

Consistently recurring over time; persistent.
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Permanent

To perm (the hair).
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Constant

Steady in purpose, action, feeling, etc.
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Permanent

Continuing in the same state, or without any change that destroys form or character; remaining unaltered or unremoved; abiding; durable; fixed; stable; lasting; as, a permanent impression.
Eternity stands permanent and fixed.
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Constant

Firm; solid; not fluid.
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Permanent

A series of waves in the hair made by applying heat and chemicals
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Constant

(obsolete) Consistent; logical.
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Permanent

Continuing or enduring without marked change in status or condition or place;
Permanent secretary to the president
Permanent address
Literature of permanent value
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Constant

Bounded above by a constant.
Constant time
Constant space
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Permanent

Not capable of being reversed or returned to the original condition;
Permanent brain damage
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Constant

That which is permanent or invariable.
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Constant

(algebra) A quantity that remains at a fixed value throughout a given discussion.
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Constant

(science) Any property of an experiment, determined numerically, that does not change under given circumstances.
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Constant

(computing) An identifier that is bound to an invariant value; a fixed value given a name to aid in readability of source code.
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Constant

Firm; solid; fixed; immovable; - opposed to fluid.
If . . . you mix them, you may turn these two fluid liquors into a constant body.
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Constant

Not liable, or given, to change; permanent; regular; continuous; continually recurring; steadfast; faithful; not fickle. Opposite of changeable and variable.
Both loving one fair maid, they yet remained constant friends.
I am constant to my purposes.
His gifts, his constant courtship, nothing gained.
Onward the constant current sweeps.
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Constant

Remaining unchanged or invariable, as a quantity, force, law, etc.
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Constant

Consistent; logical.
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Constant

That which is not subject to change; that which is invariable.
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Constant

A quantity that does not change its value; - used in countradistinction to variable.
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Constant

A number whose value, when ascertained (as by observation) and substituted in a general mathematical formula expressing an astronomical law, completely determines that law and enables predictions to be made of its effect in particular cases.
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Constant

A number expressing some property or condition of a substance or of an instrument of precision; as, the dielectric constant of quartz; the collimation constant of a transit instrument.
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Constant

A data structure that does not change during the course of execution of a program. It may be a number, a string, or a more complex data structure; - contrasted with variable.
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Constant

A quantity that does not vary
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Constant

A number representing a quantity assumed to have a fixed value in a specified mathematical context;
The velocity of light is a constant
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Constant

Persistent in occurrence and unvarying in nature;
Maintained a constant temperature
A constant beat
Principles of unvarying validity
A steady breeze
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Constant

Continually recurring or continuing without interruption;
Constant repetition of the exercise
Constant chatter of monkeys
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Constant

Steadfast in purpose or devotion or affection;
A man constant in adherence to his ideals
A constant lover
Constant as the northern star
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Constant

Uninterrupted in time and indefinitely long continuing;
The ceaseless thunder of surf
In constant pain
Night and day we live with the incessant noise of the city
The never-ending search for happiness
The perpetual struggle to maintain standards in a democracy
Man's unceasing warfare with drought and isolation
Unremitting demands of hunger
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