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Definitions for permissive
pərˈmɪs ɪvper·mis·sive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. permissiveadjective

    not preventive

  2. permissiveadjective

    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. permissiveadjective

    Giving, or predisposed to give permission; lenient.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Permissiveadjective

    permitting; granting leave or liberty

  2. Permissiveadjective

    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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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. Yale University:

    Ichthyornis shows the ways in which evolution is both complex and elegant, permissive of individual changes and massive integrated transformations.

  2. Stephen Seche:

    We cannot introduce our ground forces into Yemen, it would be absolutely counterproductive, we would get nowhere with it the situation on the ground is non-permissive, so unstable and unsafe that it is really difficult to introduce too many American forces because they themselves then become a target.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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