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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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All conditions, therefore, of this kind, if caused by certain permanent and lasting affections, are called affective qualities.
The reputation that I made as a speaker during this campaign induced a number of persons to make an earnest effort to get me to enter political life, but I refused, still believing that I could find other service which would prove of more permanent value to my race.
Now that he has succeeded in accomplishing my permanent materialization, he will be unbearable, and he will go on until he has filled Lothar with his creatures.
My son-in-law wants to stand as a permanent member; they're not rich people, and he must be brought forward.
In the present book, it should perhaps be added, the word Literature is generally interpreted in the strict sense, as including only writing of permanent significance and beauty.
Surely nothing could be better, hardly anything more directly fitted than careful reading of Wordsworth, to counter the faults and offences of our busy generation, in regard both to thought and taste, and to remind people, amid the enormous expansion, at the present time, of all that is material and mechanical in life, of the essential value, the permanent ends, of life itself.