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perpetual check

  

      n     (Chess)   a consecutive series of checks that the checked player cannot avoid, leading to a drawn game  
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perpetual  
      adj  
1    usually prenominal   eternal; permanent  
2    usually prenominal   seemingly ceaseless because often repeated  
your perpetual complaints     
3      (Horticulture)   blooming throughout the growing season or year  
      n  
4    a plant that blooms throughout the growing season  
     (C14: via Old French from Latin perpetualis universal, from perpes continuous, from per- (thoroughly) + petere to go towards)  
  perpetually      adv  


perpetual check  
      n     (Chess)   a consecutive series of checks that the checked player cannot avoid, leading to a drawn game  
perpetual debenture  
      n   a bond or debenture that can either never be redeemed or cannot be redeemed on demand  
perpetual inventory  
      n   a form of stock control in which running records are kept of all acquisitions and disposals  
perpetual motion  
      n  
1      (Also called)    perpetual motion of the first kind   motion of a hypothetical mechanism that continues indefinitely without any external source of energy. It is impossible in practice because of friction  
2      (Also called)    perpetual motion of the second kind   motion of a hypothetical mechanism that derives its energy from a source at a lower temperature. It is impossible in practice because of the second law of thermodynamics  

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perpetual

  
1    abiding, endless, enduring, eternal, everlasting, immortal, infinite, lasting, never-ending, perennial, permanent, sempiternal     (literary)   unchanging, undying, unending  
2    ceaseless, constant, continual, continuous, endless, incessant, interminable, never-ending, perennial, persistent, recurrent, repeated, unceasing, unfailing, uninterrupted, unremitting  
  
Antonyms     
   brief, ephemeral, fleeting, impermanent, momentary, passing, short-lived, temporary, transitory  

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n.
verification conducted by police to find out if a person has a criminal record or not.
Usually requested by an individual for new employment, citizenship applications, name changes, etc.
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