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per·va·sive

 (pər-vā′sĭv, -zĭv)
adj.
Having the quality or tendency to pervade or permeate: the pervasive odor of garlic.

[From Latin pervāsus, past participle of pervādere, to pervade; see pervade.]

per·va′sive·ly adv.
per·va′sive·ness n.

pervasive

(pɜːˈveɪsɪv)
adj
pervading or tending to pervade
[C18: from Latin pervāsus, past participle of pervādere to pervade]
perˈvasively adv
perˈvasiveness n
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.pervasive - spreading or spread throughout; "armed with permeative irony...he punctures affectations"; "the pervasive odor of garlic"; "an error is pervasive if it is material to more than one conclusion"
distributive - serving to distribute or allot or disperse

pervasive

adjective widespread, general, common, extensive, universal, prevalent, ubiquitous, rife, pervading, permeating, inescapable, omnipresent a pervasive and powerful cultural influence
Translations

pervasive

[pɜːˈveɪsɪv] ADJ [smell] → penetrante; [feeling, influence] → dominante; [superstition, belief, presence] → generalizado

pervasive

[pərˈveɪsɪv] adj
[smell] → pénétrant(e)
[influence] → largement répandu(e), général(e)

pervasive

adj smell etcdurchdringend; influence, feeling, ideasum sich greifend

pervasive

[pɜːˈveɪsɪv] adj (smell) → penetrante; (influence) → dilagante; (gloom, feelings, ideas) → diffuso/a
References in classic literature ?
It seemed to hold the moonlight in suspension, rendering it more pervasive than in clear air.
As unreflecting and pervasive were the moods of depression.
One of the most conspicuous examples is the pervasive use of allegory.
The gladness was undemonstrative; there was the instinctive delicacy of all deep feeling about it, and it had the same pervasive power.
The pattern of the soup-plates, the stiff folds of the napkins, which rose by the side of each plate in the shape of arum lilies, the long sticks of bread tied with pink ribbon, the silver dishes and the sea-colored champagne glasses, with the flakes of gold congealed in their stems--all these details, together with a curiously pervasive smell of kid gloves, contributed to her exhilaration, which must be repressed, however, because she was grown up, and the world held no more for her to marvel at.
Instead, the Court declared that "the broadcast media have established a uniquely pervasive presence in the lives of all Americans.
Melodramatic staging and simplistic characterizations lessened the impact of the message, and the pervasive concept of noble savages seemed strangely dated.
For Kuehn, it is law which, far from reducing the social environment to an orderly system, most fully reveals its complexity: "[L]aw comes off not as a level terrain with clearly demarcated features but as an indistinct landscape whose shadowy surface hides the quicksand of pervasive ambiguities" (9).
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Intelligent technologies and techniques for pervasive computing.
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