perviousness


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.perviousness - the quality of being penetrable (by people or light or missiles etc.)
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
impenetrability, imperviousness - the quality of being impenetrable (by people or light or missiles etc.)
Translations

perviousness

n (lit)Durchlässigkeit f; (fig)Zugänglichkeit f(to für)
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