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(pĕr-vā′sĭv) [L. pervadere, to go through]
Spreading widely and deeply; affecting all aspects of something.

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Q. Is pervasive developmental disorder (PDD) or autism is fatal……what exactly it is……?

A. Autism is not fatal in its symptom and progression but it can become fatal as it does impair normal physiological function it CAN BE a fatal condition. It’s a group of illness which involves delays in the development of basic skills. It happens to children below age 3. It affects the child`s ability to communicate and interact. Autism affected children are also found to be mentally retarded.

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At its root, the pervasiveness doctrine relies on a stunted view of individual responsibility and property rights.
Yet drawing admits shades and nuances that photographs and television images, despite their pervasiveness, cannot, and Mumford clearly believes that the exposure to duration inherent in "anachronistic" handmade art can counteract the waning of affect produced by information saturation.
The frustration of bureaucratic control, the need for understanding between all cultures, and the pervasiveness of new technology are all addressed in this novel and provide great topics for discussion.
So, despite the potential pervasiveness and seriousness of the recently surfaced problem, if the electric industry doesn't have to cope with excessive added out-of-service time for the nuclear plants, power supplies this spring and summer should be adequate.
That pervasiveness may carry a price, Meade and two other investigators warned at this week's American Society for Microbiology meeting in Los Angeles.
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The pervasiveness of fragmentation and abstraction perhaps signals that resolution is not an appropriate goal for this historical moment.
Preventing terrorist attacks in the future requires long-term planning that addresses some of the core reasons for the pervasiveness of anti-American sentiments around the world, especially in the Middle East.
Dickerson was surprised to find that despite the pervasiveness of the haze, it contained very little ozone, a prime component of Los Angeles-type smog.