Definitions for pervasiveness

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

per•vadepərˈveɪd(v.t.)-vad•ed, -vad•ing.

  1. to become spread throughout all parts of:

    Spring pervaded the air.

Origin of pervade:

1645–55; < L pervādere to pass through =per-per - +vādere to go, walk


Princeton's WordNet

  1. pervasiveness(noun)

    the quality of filling or spreading throughout

    "the pervasiveness of the odor of cabbage in tenement hallways"


  1. pervasiveness(Noun)

    The state or quality of being present in all parts of a particular thing or place.

  2. Origin: pervasive + -ness


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