ubiq·ui·ty | \yü-ˈbi-kwə-tē \

Definition of ubiquity 

: presence everywhere or in many places especially simultaneously : omnipresence

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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 Then came two major changes to American life: the Trump administration, and the ubiquity of cellphone video cameras. David Weigel, chicagotribune.com, "Democratic insurgents want to 'abolish ICE.' Democrats aren't there yet.," 24 June 2018 To spend time in this place is as good an antidote as any to the ubiquity of algorithms. Paul Grimstad, The New Republic, "Can You Measure How Good a Song Is?," 21 June 2018 The two biggest digital payments players in China are Alibaba, whose Ant Financial affiliate owns Alipay, and game-and-messaging giant Tencent, whose WeChat Pay has been coming on strong due to the ubiquity of WeChat itself. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, "Data Sheet—Apple and Goldman Sachs Make an Unlikely Team," 11 May 2018 Italian wine has long been popular in the U.S., thanks in part to the ubiquity of Italian restaurants. Jay Mcinerney, Town & Country, "How a wine making dynasty challenged the old ways in order to save itself.," 11 Oct. 2016 Considering Adventures in Hollyhood was filmed around the time Last 2 Walk was recorded, the show now paints a clear picture of artists who are hungry for ubiquity and spreading themselves too thin after unprecedented success. Patrick Lyons, Billboard, "10 Years Ago, Three 6 Mafia's 'Last 2 Walk' Almost Ruined Their Legacy," 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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