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permanent way

  

      n     (Chiefly Brit)   the track of a railway, including the ballast, sleepers, rails, etc.  
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permanent  
      adj  
1    existing or intended to exist for an indefinite period  
a permanent structure     
2    not expected to change for an indefinite time; not temporary  
a permanent condition     
     (C15: from Latin permanens continuing, from permanere to stay to the end, from per- through + manere to remain)  
  permanently      adv  


Permanent Court of Arbitration  
      n      the official name of the       Hague Tribunal  
permanent hardness  
      n     (Chem)   hardness of water that cannot be removed by boiling as it results mainly from the presence of calcium and magnesium chlorides and sulphates  
permanent health insurance  
      n   a form of insurance that provides up to 75 per cent of a person's salary, until retirement, in case of prolonged illness or disability  
permanent magnet  
      n   a magnet, often of steel, that retains its magnetization after the magnetic field producing it has been removed  
  permanent magnetism      n  
permanent press  
      n  
a    a chemical treatment for clothing that makes the fabric crease-resistant and sometimes provides a garment with a permanent crease or pleats  
b    (as modifier)  
permanent-press skirts     
permanent set  
      n     (Engineering)   the change in shape of a material that results when the load to which it is subjected causes the elastic limit to be exceeded and is then removed  
permanent wave  
      n      another name (esp. formerly) for       perm   1       1  
permanent way  
      n     (Chiefly Brit)   the track of a railway, including the ballast, sleepers, rails, etc.  

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permanent

  
  
abiding, constant, durable, enduring, eternal, everlasting, fixed, immovable, immutable, imperishable, indestructible, invariable, lasting, long-lasting, perennial, perpetual, persistent, stable, steadfast, unchanging, unfading  
  
Antonyms     
   brief, changing, ephemeral, finite, fleeting, impermanent, inconstant, momentary, mortal, passing, short-lived, temporary, transitory, variable  

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adv.
on my way
acronym, sms language
abbr. acron.
Short for "by the way".
[Fam.]
exp.
a poetic or humorous way of expressing one's fervent wish for somehting
oh for a bit of sunshine!
adj.
Vicious, or wounding, in an exaggerated way.
[Slang] Example: 'The babysitter cancelled on us at last minute, savage.'
v.
to show in an improper or selfish way that you are happy with your own success or another person's failure
v.
make or repair an object in an improvised and inventive way making use of whatever items are at hand
chiefly[US];[Fam.] Ex.: You have no idea how many things I've MacGyvered using just duct tape or a simple paper clip.
v.
to use something (an object or a substance) in a new way: not the same as "recycle"
can sometimes be translated as "détourner"
exp.
To position ones self, or an object like your rusty old car, in a place that is not only open and clearly visible to all, it is unavoidably in just about everyone's way.
[Slang] "You can't miss him, he's over there, parked in his POS Volvo, smack dab in the middle of the road!" source : Urban Dictionary
n.
a usual and accepted way of behaving or doing something しきたり、因習、慣習
Example: Every New Year, the Japanese eat buckwheat noodles, which are called “buckwheat noodles eaten on New Year’s Eve”. Other forms of the word: conventional (adjective), convent (noun)
v.
avoid or at least minimize risks ; choose the safest way in case of doubt
to be on the safe side ; play safe
n.
attitude or practise whereby a man, either sitting at the table, on a sofa or in public transportation, adopts a spread position notably splaying his legs wide apart in such a way as to encroach on an adjacent seat and deny space to the person sitting or wanting to sit next to him
Ex: I become upset and irritated seeing all that manspreading in the subway and buses during rush hours and more generally by that growing lack of civil vertue everywhere.
n.
way of traveling in which you go from one apartment to another usually sleeping on a couch, and either at friends, acquaintances or through a web site
o.
Cyber extremism is resorting any measure of imposing predetermined ideology using any online platform, beyond the norms of existing common social way of life
[Leg.];[Tech.] basis of cyber terrorism
o.
Cyber extremism is resorting any measure of imposing predetermined ideology using any online platform, beyond the norms of existing common social way of life
[Leg.];[Tech.] basis of cyber terrorism
exp.
means "that's just the way it is"
c'est comme ça, point barre
exp.
face a specific situation; act in a certain way
E.g.: John went out of rehab a few days ago and he is determined to not go down that road again.
o.
Cyber Legacy Locker is the safe and secure way to pass encrypted access key of online accounts to authorized assignee.
[Leg.];[Tech.] passing access key of online account to friends or love ones
exp.
think alike about a certain topic; be aligned in opinions; feel the same way about smth.
exp.
a humorous way of saying that someone doesn't like or love the speaker.
[Hum.] E.g.: You've seen the way she treated me last time we met. It's clear: she loves me not.
exp.
a cool way of saying 'for sure', 'definitely'
[US];[informal] popularized among others by the rapper Snoop Dogg. Ex: Hey dude, this party is going to be off the hook, fo’ shizzle!
v.
launch the process, launch the project, make sure that progress is under way
idiom
id.
a humorous way of recommending someone not to pursue something at which they are unlikely to be good or successful and thus, to rather stick to what they can do best, namely, their job
Ex.: Although she had poured her whole heart and soul into her singing at the karaoke, her somewhat cruel but nonetheless lucid friends told her: 'don't give up the day job!'
exp.
do something which puts you in a very difficult situation and limits the way that you can act
id.
to attempt or take on a task that is way to big and beyond one's capability
I wonder if that craftsman will be able to fulfil the three commitments he took on at the same time; in my opinion he bites off more than he can chew!
exp.
a humorous way of saying that something is not needed at all
[Hum.];[Iron.]
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