ubiquity

[ yoo-bik-wi-tee ]
/ yuˈbɪk wɪ ti /

noun

the state or capacity of being everywhere, especially at the same time; omnipresence: the ubiquity of magical beliefs.
(initial capital letter) Theology. the omnipresence of God or Christ.

Nearby words

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

Origin of ubiquity

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

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Word Origin and History for ubiquity

ubiquity

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper