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 ICA San Diego continues its solo exhibition by this interdisciplinary Mexican artist that explores the history and future of the petroleum industry’s omnipresence in the world. Sara Butler, San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 Apr. 2022 What’s more, the omnipresence of social media has created new venues for bullying. Andrew Solomon, The New Yorker, 4 Apr. 2022 His celebrity portraits and his Interview magazine both anticipated and pushed along this shift — one that also was being accelerated by the omnipresence of television and by the Hollywood star who moved into the White House in 1981. Daniel D'addario, Variety, 8 Mar. 2022 It’s the most satisfying kind of history: an account that demystifies the forces responsible for the chain’s omnipresence. Hannah Giorgis, The Atlantic, 25 Feb. 2022 But actual, tangible roses only achieved omnipresence in everyday lives during the 20th century. David Propson, WSJ, 11 Feb. 2022 China’s omnipresence onscreen reflects the country’s increasing ubiquity in business and in other parts of the world. Erich Schwartzel, The Atlantic, 8 Feb. 2022 What's more likely to affect the race is the GOP perhaps standing in their own way, what with former President Donald Trump's omnipresence and ongoing efforts to relitigate the 2020 election. Brigid Kennedy, The Week, 24 Jan. 2022 Many of the issues that are helping to fuel the current spike in violent crime are complex — including how to assist New Yorkers with mental health problems and the omnipresence of guns — and will be difficult to fix quickly. New York Times, 24 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of omnipresence

1601, in the meaning defined above

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“Omnipresence.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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