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ubiquitous

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

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

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RELATED WORDS

omnipresent, ubiquitous, overall, throughout, universally, wherever

Nearby words

ubique, ubiquinol, ubiquinone, ubiquitarian, ubiquitin, ubiquitous, ubiquity, ubr, ubuntu, ubv photometry, 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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  • The salvaged food was brought from the piers to the kitchens by Boy Scouts, ubiquitously useful in any public undertaking.

British Dictionary definitions for ubiquitously

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for ubiquitously

ubiquitous


adj.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper