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[yoo-bik-wi-tuh s]
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  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.


    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


  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



"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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