pervasive 1660s, from L. pervas-, pp. stem of pervadere (see PERVADE (Cf. pervade)) + -IVE (Cf. -ive).

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  • Pervasive — is something penetrating or affecting everything. It may refer to: *Pervasive Computing a human computer interaction paradigm *Pervasive Software a software company in USA …   Wikipedia

  • Pervasive — Per*va sive, a. Tending to pervade, or having power to spread throughout; of a pervading quality. Civilization pervasive and general. M. Arnold. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pervasive — [pər vā′siv] adj. tending to pervade or spread throughout pervasively adv. pervasiveness n. * * * per·va·sive (pər vāʹsĭv, zĭv) adj. Having the quality or tendency to pervade or permeate: the pervasive odor of garlic.   [From Latin pervāsus, past …   Universalium

  • pervasive — index broad, ubiquitous Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • pervasive — [adj] extensive all over the place*, can’t get away from*, common, general, inescapable, omnipresent, permeating, pervading, prevalent, rife, ubiquitous, universal, wall towall*, widespread; concept 772 Ant. light, limited, narrow …   New thesaurus

  • pervasive — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ spreading widely through something; widespread. DERIVATIVES pervasively adverb pervasiveness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • pervasive — [pər vā′siv] adj. tending to pervade or spread throughout pervasively adv. pervasiveness n …   English World dictionary

  • pervasive — adjective existing or spreading everywhere: the pervasive influence of television | all pervasive (=extremely pervasive): the all pervasive mood of apathy pervasiveness noun (U) pervasively adverb …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • pervasive — [[t]pə(r)ve͟ɪsɪv[/t]] ADJ GRADED Something, especially something bad, that is pervasive is present or felt throughout a place or thing. [FORMAL] ...the pervasive influence of the army in national life... She lives with a pervasive sense of guilt …   English dictionary

  • pervasive — adj. VERBS ▪ be, prove ▪ become ▪ remain ADVERB ▪ very ▪ increas …   Collocations dictionary

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