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

Definition of ubiquity

: presence everywhere or in many places especially simultaneously : omnipresence

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Paytm’s upper hand For now, Paytm’s biggest strength is its ubiquity. Ananya Bhattacharya, Quartz India, "“Paytm karo” may be a habit for savvy Indians, but PhonePe’s catching up," 5 July 2019 McLean was nominated for four 1972 Grammys, but lost them all -- a reflection of the inevitable fatigue that followed the song's ubiquity. Paul Grein, Billboard, "14 Award-Winning Songs that Tell the American Story," 4 July 2019 At the heart of this predilection for the flight over the fight is a tacit ideology that is wildly out of step with the political reality of Trump’s America, where villains abound with almost comic ubiquity. Alex Pareene, The New Republic, "In search of the Democratic Party's fighting spirit," 20 June 2019 Cheap and unburdened by regulations governing mobile-phone service, Wi-Fi networks have grown from a coffee-shop perk to near ubiquity. Drew Fitzgerald, WSJ, "Cellphone Carriers Envision World Without Wi-Fi," 2 Mar. 2019 Given the chain’s ubiquity across the country, the local Walmart store also is likely to become the first place millions of Americans meet a real-life, working robot. Drew Harwell, Washington Post, "As Walmart turns to robots, it’s the human workers who feel like machines," 7 June 2019 Thanks to the ubiquity of Qualcomm chips, there's not a huge speed delta between devices at this price range, but HMD was generous enough to give the Nokia 6.1 a better SoC than the Moto G6's Snapdragon 450. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "Nokia 6.1 Review—The best answer to “What Android phone should I buy?”," 13 July 2018 That ubiquity makes protecting Wi-Fi from hackers one of the most important tasks in cybersecurity. Brian Barrett, WIRED, "The Next Generation of Wi-Fi Security Will Save You From Yourself," 26 June 2018 Federal officials said then that the near ubiquity of mobile phones made them the most effective means for warning of hurricanes, terrorist threats and missing persons. Cecilia Kang, New York Times, "False Missile Warning in Hawaii Adds to Scrutiny of Emergency Alert System," 13 Jan. 2018

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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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