• WordNet 3.6
    • n pervasion the process of permeating or infusing something with a substance
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Pervasion The act of pervading, passing, or spreading through the whole extent of a thing.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pervasion The act of pervading; a passing through the whole extent of a thing.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. pervasio,. See Pervade


In literature:

Nor did Bryan, Captain Ridgely's negro butler, fit less admirably into the pervasive atmosphere of fiction which enveloped the place.
"American Adventures" by Julian Street
If your body is fresh and you are of an energetic type and in happy frame of mind, a pervasive feeling of satisfaction is experienced.
"Applied Psychology for Nurses" by Mary F. Porter
The day in the pervasive constraint that hampered their relations wore slowly away.
"The Ordeal" by Charles Egbert Craddock
Grundtvig, with whom this note is pervasive, had in his early youth a great influence over him.
"Essays on Scandinavian Literature" by Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen
Organic materials are pervasive enough in the upper estuary that during periods of even normal flow their decay pulls oxygen levels down.
"The Nation's River" by United States Department of the Interior
It becomes vast, pervasive, atmospheric.
"By the Christmas Fire" by Samuel McChord Crothers
Gentle, pervasive, almost unnoticed, yet stronger than iron bands, is the power of literature over us.
"Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 10" by Charles Herbert Sylvester
The air of frolic was pervasive.
"The Riflemen of the Ohio" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Nothing can be ravishing that is not beautiful pervasively.
"The Sense of Beauty" by George Santayana
Frank Nelson loved the ministry, and his convictions glowed and radiated pervasively.
"Frank H. Nelson of Cincinnati" by Warren C. Herrick
At the back of it there must be a more constant and pervasive influence.
"Change in the Village" by (AKA George Bourne) George Sturt
Probably worst of all, for it has its usual appalling pervasiveness, is his almost absolute want of humour.
"A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2" by George Saintsbury
Even more influential than the exciting power of luxuries would be the quieter and more pervasive stimulus of comfort.
"Quaker Hill" by Warren H. Wilson
She no longer felt the pervasive lassitude.
"Heart of the Blue Ridge" by Waldron Baily
But Grom now thought only of using that pervasive light to best advantage while it should last.
"In the Morning of Time" by Charles G. D. Roberts
Italy has a curiously pervasive and general suspicion of any latter-day comfort.
"Italy, the Magic Land" by Lilian Whiting
It was disconcerting, but at the same time gratifying, that pervasive quality of Mary-Clare.
"At the Crossroads" by Harriet T. Comstock
The sex life of man and woman is too large a fact and too pervasive a force to be ignored with safety.
"Religion & Sex" by Chapman Cohen
The noise wasn't deafening, but it was certainly all-pervasive.
"Anything You Can Do" by Gordon Randall Garrett
There is no other quality so universally present and pervasive.
"The Painter in Oil" by Daniel Burleigh Parkhurst

In poetry:

That nameless wish to nought but genius known.--
Indefinite--but in each fibre felt,
Whispered. The boy elate
Burned to perpetuate
The full pervasive bliss; enrapt he knelt--
Thou saw'st--a pencil's by--and infant West's thine own.
"Ode" by Maria Gowen Brooks

In news:

Toyota's president, Akio Toyoda, is scheduled to appear before a congressional panel today to answer for what appears to be pervasive safety problems with some of the automakers ' most popular cars.
Among students and faculty alike in the University of California system, there is a pervasive sense that.
Because of the pervasive use of Ethernet it is now important to implement firewalls and routers to secure and segment your network.
Audit finds pervasive problems with Tennessee taxpayer- funded startups.
Though hats have long gone out of fashion, the custom should be a guide for how we adapt to the increasing pervasiveness of personal technology.
It's National Bullying Prevention Month, and several current events illustrate the pervasive problem of bullying, which is not restricted to classrooms.
The US Department of Education has launched an investigation into whether Jewish students at the university are the victims of a "pervasive hostile environment" in violation of federal civil rights laws.
Forced Nudity of Iraqi Prisoners Is Seen as a Pervasive Pattern, Not Isolated Incidents.
Pervasive' Industrial Spying Targets US Space Tech.
Legal experts say the Ferguson case highlights a pervasive problem in the criminal justice system: untruthful or misleading jurors .
The future of stores is very much in doubt as the Internet becomes increasingly pervasive.
Lately, within, say, the past two or three years, Gwyneth Paltrow's fame has taken on a much more pervasive quality.
Best kept, because of how pervasive it was.
Laura Ferrari, Michele Berlingerio, Francesco Calabrese, Bill Curtis-Davidson, "Measuring the Accessibility of Public Transport Using Pervasive Mobility Data," IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol 99, no.
Seafood Sleuthing Reveals Pervasive Fish Fraud In New York City .

In science:

Ferrari, L. and Mamei M., Classification and prediction of whereabouts patterns from reality mining dataset, Pervasive and Mobile Computing (2012).
Reading rulers where there are other than 10 subdivisions, basic operational meaning of area and volume, are pervasive difficulties.
Lessons From the Physics-Education Reform Effort
Novel aspects of radiative processes also have been examined (Deguchi 1994; Gangadahara, Deguchi, & Lesch 1999). A pervasive issue in understanding and interpreting the observations of astrophysical masers is the degree of saturation.
Theory and Extragalactic Masers
The latter property was exploited by Jenkins & Tripp (2001) (hereafter JT01) to show that there was pervasive evidence for a small amount of gas at p/k > 105 cm−3 K, some two orders of magnitude above the general average pressure.
Evidence and Implications of Pressure Fluctuations in the ISM
These observations provide strong support for the pervasive character of small structures, a conclusion that is consistent with their being shaped by the action of turbulence.
Evidence and Implications of Pressure Fluctuations in the ISM
There are evidently many uncertainties in the nature of ISM turbulence on small scales, even though the evidence for this turbulence is pervasive.
Interstellar Turbulence II: Implications and Effects
Nevertheless, the idea of superposition instead of expansion is so pervasive as to be considered a special feature of quantum theory.
Quantum Computation and Quantum Information: Are They Related to Quantum Paradoxology?
In , techniques are presented to maximize the efficiency of broadcasting data objects, and therefore minimize wasted resources. The context for these techniques is a general wireless setting, yet the same ideas can be applied to the pervasive environment.
Balancing transparency, efficiency and security in pervasive systems
In order to incorporate this architecture into a pervasive system, an additional step is required to eliminate the need for explicit queries for services made by the user, transferring this task to the control of the mobile device itself.
Balancing transparency, efficiency and security in pervasive systems
F. Perich, A. Joshi, T. Finin, Y. Yesha, “On Data Management in Pervasive Computing Environments”, in IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, Vol. 16, No. 5, May 2004, pp. 621-634.
Balancing transparency, efficiency and security in pervasive systems
All focus on the pervasive presence of operational spreadsheets and their inherent risks.
Enterprise Spreadsheet Management: A Necessary Good
Yet, our daily experience with the temperature T is so pervasive that T is used in most of the relations.
Making Sense of the Legendre Transform
The pervasiveness of ubiquitous technologies that are able to sense human behavior has led to huge amounts of raw data.
A Refined Experience Sampling Method to Capture Mobile User Experience
As XML repositories become pervasive, there is a pressing need to leverage this data in business intelligence applications.
Search Driven Analysis of Heterogenous XML Data
A. R. Beresford and F. Stajano, “Mix Zones: User Privacy in Location aware Services.” in Proc. of the Second IEEE Conf. on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops (PERCOM’04).
Data Aggregation and Privacy for Police Patrols