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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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Related Words

pervasiveness, universality, ubiquitousness

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Historical Examples

  • I believe now that his ubiquitousness was partly due to my excited imagination.

    McClure's Magazine, Vol. XXXI, No. 4, August 1908

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British Dictionary definitions for ubiquitousness

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
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 ubiquitousness

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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