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Meaning of eternal

e•ter•nal

Pronunciation: (i-tûr'nl), [key]
— adj.
  1. without beginning or end; lasting forever; always existing (opposed to temporal): eternal life.
  2. perpetual; ceaseless; endless: eternal quarreling; eternal chatter.
  3. enduring; immutable: eternal principles.
  4. existing outside all relations of time; not subject to change.
—n.
  1. something that is eternal.
  2. God.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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