part of speech: noun

Sentence from text: All of the inks were tested for permanence on various surfaces.

Definition :: the quality or state of being permanent : DURABILITY

Synonyms: durability, enduringness, lastingness, consistency, regularity, sameness, uniformity, abidance, ceaselessness, continuance, continuation, continuity, continuousness, duration, endurance, persistence, subsistence, drawing out, elongation, extension, lengthening, prolongation, prolonging, stretching, changelessness, constancy, fixedness, immutability, immutableness, invariability, stability, steadiness, unchangeableness

Antyonyms: aperiodicity, inconsistence, inconsistency, irregularity, unevenness, caducity, evanescence, impermanence, capriciousness, changeability, changeableness, fickleness, instability, mutability, unpredictability, unsteadiness, variability, variableness, volatileness, volatility

Other forms of word: none

My sentence: Returning home between his travels gave him a sense of stability and permanence.

My sketch: Sand

First known use: 15th century

History and Etymology: none