ubiquity

noun
ubiq·​ui·​ty | \yü-ˈbi-kwə-tē \

Definition of ubiquity 

: presence everywhere or in many places especially simultaneously : omnipresence

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In recent years the Scandinavian label has reached international ubiquity, all while maintaining a relatively accessible price point. Alexandra Ilyashov, Glamour, "How Ganni Came to Dictate Everything You Want to Wear Right Now," 10 Oct. 2018 But is meditation’s ubiquity based on rock-solid scientific research? Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "What Meditation Can—and Can’t—Do for Your Health," 11 Sep. 2018 Finally, Discord’s greatest strength lies in its cross-platform ubiquity, and another new feature takes advantage of it. Brad Chacos, PCWorld, "Watch out, Steam? Discord starts selling PC games, unveils a universal game launcher," 9 Aug. 2018 Summer is a time of intense languor, a period that offers unrivaled ubiquity. Jason Parham, WIRED, "Childish Gambino and the Search for the Summer Anthem," 12 July 2018 Executives might call it the latest effect of #MeToo, or the ubiquity of social media, or rising pressure on corporate directors. John D. Stoll, WSJ, "The Lesson from Intel: Times Are Changing, Even at the Top," 22 June 2018 The ubiquity of Fox News in Facebook’s new live stream schedule could be seen as a mea culpa of sorts — or an attempt to address the allegations of bias against conservatives. Patricia Hernandez, The Verge, "Facebook’s first wave of ‘trustworthy’ news shows sure includes a lot of Fox News," 11 July 2018 Even with the current ubiquity of portable water containers, far too many people still fail to consume enough liquid to compensate for losses suffered especially, though not exclusively, during the dehydrating months of summer. New York Times, "How to Meet Your Body’s Water Needs," 9 July 2018 Then came two major changes to American life: the Trump administration, and the ubiquity of cellphone video cameras. David Weigel, Washington Post, "Democratic insurgents want to ‘abolish ICE.’ Democrats aren’t there yet.," 24 June 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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