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Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science.

A material (such as a soil or rock) that is able to let a liquid (such as water) penetrate it or infiltrate in. Contrast impervious. See also permeable.

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pervious

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science.

A material (such as a soil or rock) that is able to let a liquid (such as water) penetrate it or infiltrate in. Contrast impervious. See also permeable.

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pervious

Chris Park.

in A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Conservation of the Environment (Environmental Science). 29 words.

A material (such as a soil or rock) that is able to let a liquid (such as water) penetrate

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pervious

Chris Park and Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation

P ublished online January 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Conservation of the Environment (Environmental Science). 28 words.

Applied to a material (e.g. a *soil or *rock) that is able to let a liquid (e.g.

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Chris Park and Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Conservation of the Environment (Environmental Science). 28 words.

Applied to a material (e.g. a *soil or *rock) that is able to let a liquid (e.g.

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in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 275 words.

Bierce, fierce, Pearce, Peirce, pierce, tierce • Fabius, scabious • Eusebius • amphibious, Polybius • dubious

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pervious

Edited by Richard Cammack, Teresa Atwood, Peter Campbell, Howard Parish, Anthony Smith, Frank Vella and John Stirling.

in Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

January 2006; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biochemistry. 2 words.

permeable.

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pervious

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 275 words.

Bierce, fierce, Pearce, Peirce, pierce, tierce • Fabius, scabious • Eusebius • amphibious, Polybius • dubious

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pervious

Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 10 words.

XVII. f. L. pervius, f. PER- + via way.

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pervious

Julia Cresswell.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 19 words.

[E17th]

Pervious is based on Latin pervius ‘having a passage through’ formed from combining per- and via ‘way’.

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permeable

Edited by Richard Cammack, Teresa Atwood, Peter Campbell, Howard Parish, Anthony Smith, Frank Vella and John Stirling.

in Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

January 2006; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biochemistry. 6 words.

capable of being permeated; pervious.

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