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[per-vey-siv] /pərˈveɪ sɪv/
spread throughout:
The corruption is so pervasive that it is accepted as the way to do business.
Related forms
pervasively, adverb
pervasiveness, noun
interpervasive, adjective
interpervasively, adverb
interpervasiveness, noun
nonpervasive, adjective
nonpervasively, adverb
nonpervasiveness, noun
unpervasive, adjective
unpervasively, adverb
unpervasiveness, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for pervasiveness
  • And yet, despite the pervasiveness of books, the belief that they are more integral than their digital counterparts is a myth.
  • Are the any studies of the pervasiveness of this kind of cheating.
  • It is the pervasiveness of destructive anger in our culture today that is so worrying.
  • Indeed, it is the pervasiveness and expansion of living human intelligent systems that is a source of the current energy crisis.
  • Own up to the pervasiveness of vaccine injury, start taking measures to prevent it and treat it immediately when it happens.
  • And the pervasiveness of political celebrities in popular culture changes the way voters think of politicians.
  • Certainly part of this is easily attributed to the increasing pervasiveness of the media and the media delivery infrastructure.
  • The persistence and pervasiveness of this tradition and its broad implications for electoral politics are difficult to measure.
  • pervasiveness is but half the ingredient of this complex solution.
  • Modern day thieves are at a much higher risk of being caught with the pervasiveness of technology.
British Dictionary definitions for pervasiveness


pervading or tending to pervade
Derived Forms
pervasively, adverb
pervasiveness, noun
Word Origin
C18: from Latin pervāsus, past participle of pervādere to pervade
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Word Origin and History for pervasiveness



1750, from Latin pervas-, past participle stem of pervadere (see pervade) + -ive.

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