[pur-ter-bey-tiv, per-tur-buh-tiv]
having a tendency to perturb; disturbing.

1630–40; < Late Latin perturbātīvus. See perturbation, -ive Unabridged
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Their short distance behavior is arguably better than that of string theory, where one doesn't have a non-perturbative definition.
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