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I see a usage in positive context (Pervasive computing) though the definition is:

Pervasive (adj): (especially of an unwelcome influence or physical effect) spreading widely throughout an area or a group of people.

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  • Related, possible duplicate:.english.stackexchange.com/questions/272311/…
    – user66974
    Commented Dec 5, 2015 at 6:43
  • What are positive and negative contexts in which you would use the word? It would be better if you could edit your question with example sentences.
    – user140086
    Commented Dec 5, 2015 at 8:05
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    @Josh61, this question is totally unrelated to the one you refer to.
    – KannarKK
    Commented Dec 5, 2015 at 16:59

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The word 'pervasive' is itself neutral, so any positive or negative connotations come from whether it is a good thing that is pervasive or a bad thing.

For example 'Bullying is pervasive in this school' would be negative, whereas 'Caring for one another is pervasive in this school' would be positive.

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