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1. (Science: geology) Belonging or relating to the period, and also to the formation, next following the Carboniferous, and regarded as closing the Carboniferous age and paleozoic era.

2. (Science: ethnology) A tribe belonging to the Finnic race, and inhabiting a portion of Russia.

Origin: From the ancient kingdom of Permia, where the Permian formation exists.