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per·vi·ous

 (pûr′vē-əs)
adj.
1. Open to passage or entrance; permeable.
2. Open to arguments, ideas, or change; approachable.

[From Latin pervius : per-, through; see per- + via, way; see wegh- in Indo-European roots.]

per′vi·ous·ly adv.
per′vi·ous·ness n.

pervious

(ˈpɜːvɪəs)
adj
1. able to be penetrated; permeable
2. receptive to new ideas; open-minded
[C17: from Latin pervius, from per- (through) + via a way]
ˈperviously adv
ˈperviousness n

per•vi•ous

(ˈpɜr vi əs)

adj.
1. permeable.
2. accessible to reason.
[1605–15; < Latin pervius passable]
per′vi•ous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.pervious - admitting of passage or entrance; "pervious soil"; "a metal pervious to heat"
permeable - allowing fluids or gases to pass or diffuse through; "permeable membranes"; "rock that is permeable by water"
imperviable, impervious - not admitting of passage or capable of being affected; "a material impervious to water"; "someone impervious to argument"
Translations

pervious

[ˈpɜːvɪəs] ADJpermeable (to a)

pervious

adj (lit)durchlässig; (fig)zugänglich (to für); chalk is pervious (to water)Kalk ist wasserdurchlässig

per·vi·ous

a. pervio-a. V.: permeable.
References in classic literature ?
The walls were even more pervious to a driving rain.
When I was as old as you, I was a feeling fellow enough, partial to the unfledged, unfostered, and unlucky; but Fortune has knocked me about since: she has even kneaded me with her knuckles, and now I flatter myself I am hard and tough as an India-rubber ball; pervious, though, through a chink or two still, and with one sentient point in the middle of the lump.
For though nothing is impassable to the soul, but all things are pervious to it and like highways, yet this is only whilst the soul does not see them.
In old Rome the public roads beginning at the Forum proceeded north, south, east, west, to the centre of every province of the empire, making each market-town of Persia, Spain and Britain pervious to the soldiers of the capital: so out of the human heart go as it were highways to the heart of every object in nature, to reduce it under the dominion of man.
The ARPU for corresponding period of pervious year was Rs.
76 a barrel the pervious day, the cartel said Monday.
For example, he wanted to build a divided road with a swale down its middle to filter run-off from the road or pave the entire road with pervious concrete, a special pavement with unique filtering properties.
The positive feedback received as a result of pervious workshop series for other product lines proved the value of the Oracle community working jointly to provide a better service level to applications users," said Jan Wagner, OAUG president.
based Spancrete has announced a pervious precast slab, fabricated with its signature, prestressed hollow core plank machinery.
The plaza will feature new seat walls, landscaping, lighting, an expansion of the existing retention area with precast segmental retaining walls enclosing the retention area on three sides, fencing, modifications to the existing irrigation system pervious paver with a specialty paving wave pattern and inlaid bronze plaques.
A pause does not mean done, however, given the dovishness of the pervious paragraph, don't look for the upward march of rates to resume at the September meeting, however, if we don't see inflation moderating or at least stop accelerating, we might see another increase at the following meeting.