ubiquitous

[ yoo-bik-wi-tuh s ]
/ yuˈbɪk wɪ təs /

adjective

existing or being everywhere, especially at the same time; omnipresent: ubiquitous fog; ubiquitous little ants.

Nearby words

  1. ubique,
  2. ubiquinol,
  3. ubiquinone,
  4. ubiquitarian,
  5. ubiquitin,
  6. ubiquity,
  7. ubr,
  8. ubuntu,
  9. ubv photometry,
  10. uc

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

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British Dictionary definitions for ubiquitous

ubiquitous

/ (juːˈbɪkwɪtəs) /

adjective

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

Word Origin for ubiquitous

C14: from Latin ubīque everywhere, from ubī where

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Word Origin and History for ubiquitous

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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