The definition of pervasive is something that has a tendency to spread.
An example of pervasive is the Internet's spread throughout the world.
Having the quality or tendency to pervade or permeate: the pervasive odor of garlic.
Origin of pervasiveFrom Latin pervāsus past participle of pervādere to pervade ; see pervade .
(comparative more pervasive, superlative most pervasive)
- A week later on February 24, the media reported that the same court ruled that the MMR vaccine caused a brain inflammation in Bailey Banks, who later developed pervasive development disorder not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS) in July 2007.
- Children deemed at risk of developing an autistic disorder, or who meet the criteria for autism or another pervasive developmental disorder, should begin receiving services as soon as possible to improve their outcome.
- Disorders falling under the title of autism spectrum disorder include classic autism, Retts syndrome, Asperger syndrome, childhood disintegrative disorder, and PDD-NOS, which means pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified.
- The study, Ileal-lymphoid-nodular hyperplasia, non-specific colitis, and pervasive developmental disorder in children concludes, "We have identified a chronic enterocolitis in children that may be related to neuropsychiatric dysfunction.
- Aspergers and Retts may be merged into autism in the upcoming Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorders in its fifth edition.Each of these conditions is a pervasive developmental disorder and each may be called autism.