Define: Pervasive

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Definition: Pervasive


Quick Summary of Pervasive


Spreading widely throughout an area or a group of people. (especially concerning an unwelcome influence or physical effect)



What is the dictionary definition of Pervasive?

Dictionary Definition


Manifested throughout; pervading, permeating, penetrating or affecting everything.


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Full Definition of Pervasive


Widespread, literally or figuratively. For example, agile software development has become pervasive within the technology industry, and a school of thought can be pervasive amongst groups of people.


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Definition Sources


Definitions for Pervasive are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 14th January 2020.