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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Like Choni's crime spree, the Gargoyle Gang's sudden ubiquity, and Jughead's new strict Serpent law. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "All the Best Twitter Reactions to Last Night's "Riverdale" Drama," 17 Jan. 2019 Essentials’ ubiquity was helped by the upkeep of excellent documentation via a Wiki that could walk developers through game creation. Patricia Hernandez, The Verge, "Nintendo shuts down the tool behind your favorite Pokémon fan games," 29 Aug. 2018 The spread of fast and affordable data packages and the ubiquity of cheap smartphones mean that getting online to read news is easier than ever. Simon Roughneen, latimes.com, "Malaysia's election is a strange brew of 'fake news,' Cambridge Analytica and a 92-year-old autocrat-turned-reformer," 7 May 2018 Yet even with that ubiquity, there's one place Linux has never really succeeded: the desktop. Scott Gilbertson, Ars Technica, "A tour of elementary OS, perhaps the Linux world’s best hope for the mainstream," 28 Dec. 2018 After 200 years of ubiquity, the Chesterfield sofa can truly be called a timeless classic. Maggie Burch, House Beautiful, "Everything You Need To Know About The Classic Chesterfield Sofa," 26 Nov. 2018 Their allies are the major media, who feed on scandal in an endless progression, as competition and internet ubiquity lower barriers to journalistic abuse. Bruce K. Chapman, WSJ, "Caesar’s Wife and the Politics of Destruction," 27 Sep. 2018 But the work has a much more general resonance, as well: The untruths are omnipresent, and their ubiquity can give the sensation that there’s no escape. Chloe Schama, Vogue, "Paola Pivi’s Transporting Exhibition Is a Whimsical Comment on Dark Realities," 15 Nov. 2018 Despite casual phone calls from pop stars and her seeming ubiquity at the world’s most glamorous events, Wyatt is, deep down, a homebody. Kate Donnelly, Town & Country, "At Home with Texas Philanthropist Lynn Wyatt," 19 Oct. 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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