Ubiquity definition

yo͝o-bĭkwĭ-tē
The state, fact, or capacity of being, or seeming to be, everywhere at the same time; omnipresence.
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Existence or apparent existence everywhere at the same time; omnipresence.
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(countable, sciences) Anything that is found to be ubiquitous within a specified area.
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(uncountable) The state or quality of being, or appearing to be, everywhere at once; actual or perceived omnipresence.
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Ubiquity is the state of being very widespread or seeming to be everywhere at once.

When a new popular book seems to be discussed absolutely everywhere and by absolutely everyone, this is an example of ubiquity.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
ubiquity
Plural:
ubiquities

Origin of ubiquity

  • New Latin ubīquitās from Latin ubīque everywhere ubī where kwo- in Indo-European roots -que and, generalizing particle kwe in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French ubiquité, from Latin ubique.

    From Wiktionary