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 Still far from dinner table talk and mainstream ubiquity, the acceptance and application of decentralized identity ideology is fast approaching. Solo Ceesay, Rolling Stone, 10 May 2022 The issue stems from the use and ubiquity of open source code in a multitude of software platforms, products and services. Jonathan Fischbein, Forbes, 6 May 2022 But her true place in history is weightier than pop culture ubiquity. Mark Peikert, Town & Country, 24 Apr. 2022 Given comets’ ubiquity here, scientists figure that other planetary systems likely have them as well. Briley Lewis, Scientific American, 14 Apr. 2022 The argument for its ubiquity is fair: All humans consume, even if our consumption is limited to food, water, and the other things necessary for survival. Cassie Werber, Quartz, 18 Mar. 2022 That’s what made postal mail, telephony, email, and later Facebook and Instagram so effective (and valuable): their ubiquity. Ian Bogost, The Atlantic, 12 Jan. 2022 That cheapness is a product of low-cost ingredients and production, and in neighborhoods where affordable produce is hard to find, their ubiquity takes on a more sinister character. Bon Appétit, 20 Apr. 2022 Even voters who don’t count it as their favorite single of the year surely recognize its cultural ubiquity. Chris Willman, Variety, 1 Apr. 2022 See More

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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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16 May 2022

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“Ubiquity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ubiquity. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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