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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.
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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.)
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n (lit)Durchlässigkeit f; (fig)Zugänglichkeit f(to für)
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One of the most explicit marks of the expressionist poem, according to its modernist perviousness, the sprawl of the images within the vacuum, of the new pathos, translates the differential opening of the representations of the world and of the self at the same time, the differential ratio itself, the unequivocal, "the sprawl as it is understood and determined in the difference of intensity, in the intensity as a difference." The difficulty of capturing a clear concept of this aesthetics, beyond the typical marks (exacerbation, deformation, fragmentariness, etc.), derives from the much too abstract character of this concept, which is thoroughly phantasmagorical; the ethereal corpus of the difference actually is a ratio, a reflex, an echo, a crossing of projections.
there would be witnesses to the perviousness of the limit, artisans after a fashion who would try to tap that pre-verbal "beginning" within a word that is flush with pleasure and pain.
Results have revealed the secrets of skin's perviousness, which may significantly increase the number of drugs administered via the skin The study has created new possibilities for large scale drug delivery via the skin and also opens the door for greater understanding of skin diseases.