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 However, given their ubiquity, B.1.1.7, B.1.351 and P.1 are the three variants to be most aware of for the next few months. Andy Larsen, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Confused about all the coronavirus variants? What they do? Do vaccines work against them? Here’s the breakdown.," 9 Apr. 2021 Because of their ubiquity, the bands of light are deeply intertwined in Hawaiian culture, reports the Deccan Herald. Elizabeth Gamillo, Smithsonian Magazine, "Hawai’i Is Officially the Best Place on Earth to See Rainbows, According to Science," 25 Mar. 2021 Professional wrestling is an American institution, and a quick scan of your social media feeds might prove its cultural ubiquity. Dallas News, "Pro wrestling is beautiful — and this literary art journal captures its bumps and bruises in a new light," 15 Mar. 2021 Steak tartare will remind me of 2020 long after the pandemic has passed, given its Fauci-esque ubiquity. Washington Post, "Glover Park Grill woos its neighborhood with all-American cooking," 12 Mar. 2021 Walmart is leveraging its ubiquity and logistical know-how to become a major player in the national vaccine rollout, offering vaccinations across its roughly 5,000 Walmart and Sam’s club stores. NBC News, "Walmart steps up to vaccine fight in small town America," 26 Feb. 2021 Given the ubiquity of the material, Moralıoğlu sought to elevate the designs by focusing on the concept of handcraft. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Erdem and Universal Standard Join Forces for a Game-changing Denim Collaboration," 31 Mar. 2021 In their ubiquity later on, masks literally masked difference. Jerrine Tan, Wired, "The Atlanta Shootings Made Me Stop Gaslighting Myself," 19 Mar. 2021 Sculptors like Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore developed their sleek, amorphous forms in the middle part of the 20th century, concurrent with photography’s shift from specialist medium to widespread ubiquity. Murray Whyte, BostonGlobe.com, "Erin Shirreff pulls Modernist sculpture from the dustbins of history," 24 Feb. 2021

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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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4 May 2021

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“Ubiquity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ubiquity. Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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