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

Examples of omnipresence in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The threats to brick-and-mortar retail have never been more real, with Amazon’s ascent into omnipresence. BostonGlobe.com, "The threats to brick-and-mortar retail have never been more real, with Amazon’s ascent into omnipresence. (Side note: New figures out Friday show that the retail sector in Massachusetts," 21 Dec. 2019 Even as its omnipresence draws antitrust scrutiny, Amazon seems unlikely to pull back. Scott Shane, New York Times, "Prime Mover: How Amazon Wove Itself Into the Life of an American City," 30 Nov. 2019 In addition to the omnipresence of social media, Buttigieg’s bus is also very different from the original Straight Talk Express in tone and temperament. Maureen Groppe, USA TODAY, "'Radical access': Inside Pete Buttigieg's New Hampshire bus tour," 12 Nov. 2019 Monstress was the perfect fantasy for a decade in which the internet’s omnipresence brought subliminal horrors to the surface and endless decentralized war became a fact of life. Christian Holub, EW.com, "The best comics of the decade," 21 Nov. 2019 The witch’s omnipresence in literature, cinema, and pop culture reflects the depth of Western society’s obsession. Sofia Quaglia, Quartz, "Women are invoking the witch to find their power in a patriarchal society," 31 Oct. 2019 In the same way that Google Assistant knows your calendar and commute and flight itinerary, omnipresence will help Alexa stitch together your experiences. Wired, "Amazon Won’t Stop Until Alexa’s Always With You," 25 Sep. 2019 First point of clarity: the problem is guns, their availability, their lethality, their omnipresence in American life, and their protection by the ruling political party. Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker, "After El Paso and Dayton, Three Ways to Think About Mass Shootings," 6 Aug. 2019 From Home’s interrogation of a very au courant issue — the omnipresence of illusions, and our inability to trust supposedly honest sources — will carry through to the next Spidey adventure. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "Spider-Man: Far From Home turns a class-conscious hero into a tech bro," 3 July 2019

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First Known Use of omnipresence

1601, in the meaning defined above

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“Omnipresence.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/omnipresence. Accessed 22 January 2020.

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