how to pronounce perm


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perm is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of perm in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… business perm that's about people you …”

meanings of perm


  1. A permanent.
  2. A combination of outcomes (not a permutation) that a gambler bets on in the football pools.
  3. A permutation.
  4. A permanent wave.


  1. A krai of Russia, near the Ural Mountains.
  2. A city, the administrative center of Perm Krai, Russia.
  3. A historical region of northeastern Russia, corresponding to the Kama basin, a left tributary of the Volga.


  1. To give hair a perm, using heat, chemicals etc.

perm frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word perm occurs in english on average 2.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics perm can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that perm can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

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