omnipresence

noun
om·​ni·​pres·​ence | \ ˌäm-ni-ˈpre-zᵊn(t)s How to pronounce omnipresence (audio) \

Definition of omnipresence

: the quality or state of being omnipresent : ubiquity

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The congressman thinks his omnipresence has also helped avoid any raucous—and embarrassing—town halls. Kyle Peterson, WSJ, "Lessons From a Republican Survivor," 4 Jan. 2019 The omnipresence of the threat — the intimate nature of it, the fact that any man could in theory be capable of such acts — serves as a form of intimidation. Zack Beauchamp, Vox, "Brett Kavanaugh, Donald Trump, and the chilling power of sexual violence," 3 Oct. 2018 Outside a classroom window, a large red propaganda banner hanging from the side of a building displayed one of Mr. Xi’s favorite phrases, a reminder of the party’s mission and omnipresence. New York Times, "Mao 101: Inside a Chinese Classroom Training the Communists of Tomorrow," 28 June 2018 Those groups of singing, dancing heartthrobs went supernova, as the Backstreet Boys and *NSYNC led the way to Diamond sales and total cultural omnipresence. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "The 98 Greatest Songs of 1998: Critics' Picks," 29 May 2018 The emergence of streaming means that audiences have access to Drake’s music in an immediate way that doesn’t require direct purchase, so even the curious listener contributes to Drake’s omnipresence as much as a die hard fan. Stereo Williams, Billboard, "Drake's 2018 Has Been Huge. But Is He the Biggest Rapper Ever?," 13 July 2018 And yet the end result of this omnipresence is a kind of absence, as unique places—the heterogeneous fabric of cities, designed by no single architect, the organic sites of our lives—lose their meaning and purpose. Kyle Chayka, The New Republic, "From architect to tastemaker, Bjarke Ingels is designing the future.," 2 May 2018 Their omnipresence and penetrating power makes muons perfect for imaging large, dense objects without damaging them, says Cristina Cârloganu, a physicist at the Clermont-Ferrand Physics Laboratory in France. Elizabeth Gibney, Scientific American, "Muons: The Little-known Particles Helping to Probe the Impenetrable," 28 May 2018 Isn't omnipresence everywhere else in the world enough? Bridget Hallinan, Condé Nast Traveler, "Here’s How Italians Feel About Starbucks Opening in Milan," 10 May 2018

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First Known Use of omnipresence

1601, in the meaning defined above

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