What does PERMISSIVE mean?

Definitions for PERMISSIVE
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. permissive(adj)

    not preventive

  2. permissive(adj)

    granting or inclined or able to grant permission; not strict in discipline

    "direct primary legislation is largely permissive rather than prescriptive"; "permissive parents"

Wiktionary

  1. permissive(Adjective)

    Giving, or predisposed to give permission; lenient.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Permissive(adj)

    permitting; granting leave or liberty

  2. Permissive(adj)

    permitted; tolerated; suffered

Freebase

  1. Permissive

    When a cell or host is defined as permissive in virology, it refers to the fact that the virus is able to circumvent host defenses and is able to replicate. Usually this occurs when the virus has modulated one or several of the host cellular intrinsic defenses, and the host immune system. The permissive state of a host has now been determined to be the primary factor in determining whether a virus will cause pathological symptoms in a host.

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How to say PERMISSIVE in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of PERMISSIVE in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of PERMISSIVE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of PERMISSIVE in a Sentence

  1. Charles Branas:

    More specifically, the rate of mass shootings in permissive states appears to be increasing since 2010, while the rate in restrictive states appears to be decreasing, we were somewhat surprised most by the recent, growing divergence in the rates of mass shootings between permissive and restrictive states.

  2. Jonathan Thompson:

    A diet plan is only good if you can realistically adhere to it, so it’s key to structure the plan around your specific lifestyle and to build permissive indulgent moments into the plan, like a weekly programmed cheat meal on Saturday night when you know you’ll be around friends and family.

  3. Charles Branas:

    We were somewhat surprised most by the recent, growing divergence in the rates of mass shootings between permissive and restrictive states.

  4. Christof Heyns:

    The laws of many of the states in the U.S. are much more permissive, creating an atmosphere where there are not enough constraints on the use of force. A comprehensive review of the system is needed -- the enabling laws, the kinds of weapons the police use, the training they receive and the use of technology such as on-body cameras to ensure accountability.

  5. Uday Singh:

    The U.S. actually has a pretty permissive immigration regime where qualified company executives are concerned. It's a matter of a couple of months of visa processing and the job can certainly be done from here.

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