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permanent

[′pər·mə·nənt]
(mathematics)
For a matrix with m rows and n columns, with n equal to or greater than m, the sum, over all permutations of m columns, of a product of m terms, where the i th term in the product is the term in the i th row and the permutation of the i th column.
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Similarly those abnormal psychic states which are not inborn, but arise from the concomitance of certain other elements, and are difficult to remove, or altogether permanent, are called qualities, for in virtue of them men are said to be such and such.
The night-school at Hampton, which started with only twelve students, now numbers between three and four hundred, and is one of the permanent and most important features of the institution.
In a hidden apartment in the palace of Tario," replied Kar Komak, "the jeddak has maintained the suggestion of a beautiful girl, hoping that some day she would become permanent.
It is an optimistic interpretation of life, looking for what is good and permanent beneath all the surface confusion.
If species are only well-marked varieties, of which the characters have become in a high degree permanent, we can understand this fact; for they have already varied since they branched off from a common progenitor in certain characters, by which they have come to be specifically distinct from each other; and therefore these same characters would be more likely still to be variable than the generic characters which have been inherited without change for an enormous period.
If species be only well-marked and permanent varieties, we can at once see why their crossed offspring should follow the same complex laws in their degrees and kinds of resemblance to their parents,--in being absorbed into each other by successive crosses, and in other such points,--as do the crossed offspring of acknowledged varieties.
The class of power, the working heroes, the Cortez, the Nelson, the Napoleon, see that this is the festivity and permanent celebration of such as they; that fashion is funded talent; is Mexico, Marengo, and Trafalgar beaten out thin; that the brilliant names of fashion run back to just such busy names as their own, fifty or sixty years ago.
We think all other distinctions and ties will be slight and fugitive, this of caste or fashion for example; yet come from year to year and see how permanent that is, in this Boston or New York life of man, where too it has not the least countenance from the law of the land.
Known as the 'Group of Four', India, Brazil, Germany and Japan, have shown no flexibility in their campaign for expanding the Security Council by 10 seats, with 6 additional permanent and four non-permanent members.
Addressing Security Council Reforms meeting in UN General Assembly here she said Pakistan is opposed to enhancing permanent members of SC and is supportive of increasing non permanent members.
In order to reduce the eddy current loss of permanent magnet, researchers have conducted a lot of research [1-5].
Ashbrow Infants: Twelve permanent places for children with communication problems cut to six transitional positions.