Widespread, literally or figuratively. For example, agile software development has become pervasive in the technology industry, and a school of thought can be pervasive amongst a group of people.

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  • The power of money has become pervasive in today's business world, which can unfortunately contribute to unethical decisions.

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  • The use of performance enhancing drugs in Mixed Martial Arts is pervasive, almost every club has a fighter getting busted for it in tests.

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  • The knowledge that health and nutrition are closely linked has become pervasive; consequently people are eating healthier and enjoying better physical and mental health.

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