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


adj indicates that a condition permeates the entire development of the individual.

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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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The logic of pervasiveness could apply as well to cable television, the Internet, and even the print media.
The first section of Bordewich's chronological history of the Underground Railroad covers the period 1800-1830, including data and statistics about the pervasiveness of slavery even as early as 1619, as Jamestown was being settled.
This piece, with its apocalyptic title recalling both the nuclear meltdown at Three Mile Island and the Orwellian fears of the sudden pervasiveness of digital information tracking that flowed over us in 1984, bombarded its viewers with multiple projections, video, and sound.
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His treatment of "Life Insurance in its Cultural Context" associates it with reformation of manners, spiritual and moral reform, and the pervasiveness of the gambling spirit which included the not surprising though ghoulish practice of betting on lives.
But in his 1983 book Technologies of Freedom, communications scholar Ithiel de Sola Pool argued that the pervasiveness doctrine could be used to justify "quite radical censorship.
Based on an exhaustive assembling of everything that legitimately falls under Rabelais' textual economics of imbibing, the analysis plumbs the pervasiveness and polysemy of wine as it energizes the narrator and flows from his "tonneau fictil," generating diegetic sequences, establishing oppositional characterization, and, through its therapeutic properties, restoring and/or maintaining good health for tipplers and "gens de bien.
The pervasiveness of Dam among bacteria raises a concern about any drug that targets the protein.
As with any cultural phenomenon, the network has spawned jargon that reflects its growing pervasiveness.
The subsequent uproar with the final product has everything to do with the way the movie shows the pervasiveness of corruption and favoritism in China's cultural experiment.