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ubiquitous

[yoo-bik-wi-tuh s]
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adjective
  1. existing or being everywhere, especially at the same time; omnipresent: ubiquitous fog; ubiquitous little ants.
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Also u·biq·ui·tar·y [yoo-bik-wi-ter-ee] /yuˈbɪk wɪˌtɛr i/.

Origin of ubiquitous

First recorded in 1830–40; ubiquit(y) + -ous
Related formsu·biq·ui·tous·ly, adverbu·biq·ui·tous·ness, nounnon·u·biq·ui·tar·y, adjectivenon·u·biq·ui·tous, adjectivenon·u·biq·ui·tous·ly, adverbnon·u·biq·ui·tous·ness, nounun·u·biq·ui·tous, adjectiveun·u·biq·ui·tous·ly, adverbun·u·biq·ui·tous·ness, noun

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Historical Examples

  • Ubiquitary flies that have of late so blistered the eares of all men, that they cannot endure any solid truth.

    Microcosmography

    John Earle

  • Ubiquitary flies that have of late so blistered the ears of all men, that they cannot endure the solid truth.

  • It is hardly a matter of surprise, then, that a creature of such an ubiquitary existence should never have been caught.


British Dictionary definitions for ubiquitary

ubiquitous

adjective
  1. having or seeming to have the ability to be everywhere at once; omnipresent
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Derived Formsubiquitously, adverbubiquity or ubiquitousness, noun

Word Origin

C14: from Latin ubīque everywhere, from ubī where
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Word Origin and History for ubiquitary

ubiquitous

adj.

"turning up everywhere," 1837, from ubiquity + -ous. The earlier word was ubiquitary (1580s), from Modern Latin ubiquitarius, from ubique. Related: Ubiquitously; ubiquitousness.

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