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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.

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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Pervasive. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd.
March 01, 2024
Chicago Manual of Style (CMS):
Pervasive. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. (accessed: March 01, 2024).
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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

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