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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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 Despite their ubiquity, though, there remains very little difference between common Web browsers. Scott Gilbertson, Ars Technica, "Vivaldi 2.0 review: The modern Web browser does not have to be so bland," 19 Oct. 2018 For a few innocent years, the only thing working against the Bradford pear was its ubiquity. Adrian Higgins, The Seattle Times, "Scientists thought they had created the perfect tree. But it became a nightmare.," 17 Sep. 2018 For the children of the urban upper-middle class, the blue blocks have become ubiquitous and, in their ubiquity, boring. Alexandra Lange, Curbed, "How not to cheat children: Let them build their own playgrounds," 18 July 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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