ubiquity

noun
ubiq·​ui·​ty | \ yü-ˈbi-kwə-tē How to pronounce ubiquity (audio) \

Definition of ubiquity

: presence everywhere or in many places especially simultaneously : omnipresence

Examples of ubiquity in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His final line — nine tackles (six solo) and six tackles for loss — and on-field ubiquity was enough to earn the sophomore MVP honors. Nick Moyle, ExpressNews.com, "Budding Texas defensive star Joseph Ossai waiting for his next act," 9 May 2020 Of course, no roundup of Italian sides would be complete without a caprese salad—that popular combination of tomatoes, burrata, basil, and olive oil, made no less delectable by its ubiquity. Saveur Editors, Saveur, "Our 20 Best Italian Side Dishes," 1 May 2020 While its ubiquity might be baffling for some, the interest seems inevitable in some ways. Sadhbh O'sullivan, refinery29.com, "Every Person I Know Is Baking Banana Bread In Lockdown," 2 Apr. 2020 But her ubiquity is part of what makes her so hard for the everyday person to reach. Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY, "Will a 'Hillary' documentary change hearts and minds? Maybe not, but it will enlighten," 6 Mar. 2020 Their ubiquity in Abbeville is an extreme example of France’s unabashed embrace of the rotary, found in abundance throughout the country and widely credited for making roads safer and less clogged. BostonGlobe.com, "Even in Abbeville, on a recent morning, workers in fluorescent orange vests and hard hats were breaking ground on yet another rotary, as cars were backed up by the construction.," 26 Dec. 2019 Its ubiquity and accessibility working against it in an era when pleasing a millennial audience is a tricky business. Elizabeth Angell, Town & Country, "Luxury Giant LVMH Just Bought Tiffany and Co. for $16.2 Billion," 25 Nov. 2019 But its ubiquity otherwise has been slow in coming. Wired, "USB-C Has Finally Come Into Its Own," 10 Oct. 2019 Cheesy hadn’t yet achieved its ubiquity to account for the same shame-inducing attachment to things that seemed incongruous with their moment. Longreads, "Why Karen Carpenter Matters," 4 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of ubiquity

1572, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ubiquity

Latin ubique everywhere, from ubi where + -que, enclitic generalizing particle; akin to Latin quis who and to Latin -que and — more at who, sesqui-

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“Ubiquity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ubiquity. Accessed 28 May. 2020.

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