Definition of Impermanent

1. Adjective. Not permanent; not lasting. "Temporary housing"




2. Adjective. Existing or enduring for a limited time only.
Similar to: Finite
Derivative terms: Impermanence, Impermanency

Definition of Impermanent

1. a. Not permanent.

Definition of Impermanent

1. Adjective. Not permanent; momentary. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Impermanent

1. [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Impermanent

imperiousness
imperiousnesses
imperipinnate
imperishability
imperishable
imperishableness
imperishables
imperishably
imperishingness
imperium
imperiums
impermanence
impermanences
impermanencies
impermanency
impermanent (current term)
impermanently
impermeability
impermeabilization
impermeabilizations
impermeabilize
impermeabilized
impermeabilizes
impermeabilizing
impermeable
impermeable cell junctions
impermeableness
impermeably
impermeant
impermissibilities

Literary usage of Impermanent

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. American Police Systems by Raymond Blaine Fosdick (1920)
"CHAPTER VII THE CHIEF OF POLICE Inaccurate analogies.— The chief and his relations to the director. — The impermanent tenure of the chief.— Illustrations. ..."

2. That Unknown Country: Or, what Living Men Believe Concerning Punishment (1888)
"BUDDHIST BELIEFS AS TO RETRIBUTION AFTER DEATH. Fundamental Ideas of Buddhism as to Finite Being: 1, It is impermanent; 2, ..."

3. Buddhist Dictionary: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrinesby Nyanatiloka by Nyanatiloka (1972)
"impermanent, O Venerable One. "But that which is impermanent, is it something pleasant or painful? - It is painful, O Venerable One. ..."

4. That Unknown Country: Or, what Living Men Believe Concerning Punishment (1889)
"Fundamental Ideas of Buddhism as to Finite Being: 1, It is impermanent; 2, It \a Painful; 3, It is only in a Limited Sense Individual. ..."

5. The Life of the Buddha: According to the Pali Canon by Bhikkhu Nanamoli, Ñāṇamoli (1992)
"SN 22:51; 35:155 "All is impermanent. And what is the all that is impermanent? The eye is impermanent, forms are impermanent, eye-consciousness ..."

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