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ubiquity

[yoo-bik-wi-tee]
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noun
  1. the state or capacity of being everywhere, especially at the same time; omnipresence: the ubiquity of magical beliefs.
  2. (initial capital letter) Theology. the omnipresence of God or Christ.

Origin of ubiquity

1570–80; < New Latin ubiquitās, equivalent to Latin ubīqu(e) everywhere + -itās -ity
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n.

1570s, from Middle French ubiquité (17c.), from Latin ubique "everywhere," from ubi "where" (see ubi) + que "any, also, ever," a suffix that can give universal meaning to the word it is attached to. Originally a Lutheran theological position maintaining the omnipresence of Christ.

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