ubiq·​ui·​ty yü-ˈbi-kwə-tē How to pronounce ubiquity (audio)
: presence everywhere or in many places especially simultaneously : omnipresence

Examples of ubiquity in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Shanley’s play is now 40 years old, and everything from the set’s functional jukebox and hazy string lights to the ubiquity of cigarettes recalls an earlier decade. Alex Jhamb Burns, Vogue, 15 Nov. 2023 The ubiquity of firearms as the weapon of choice in the criminal underworld has contributed to a leveling of the playing field for the sexes. Deborah Bonello, Los Angeles Times, 14 Nov. 2023 Even theatrical releases struggle to achieve a cultural ubiquity. Brent Lang, Variety, 7 Nov. 2023 War crimes have become easier to document in recent years thanks largely to the ubiquity of cellphone cameras and the near-universal access to social media, where photo and video evidence can easily be posted and viewed. Grant Peck, The Christian Science Monitor, 1 Nov. 2023 Working as an independent director, going from theatre to theatre, in the past decade, Krymov reached something like cultural ubiquity. Helen Shaw, The New Yorker, 29 Sep. 2023 Its ubiquity no doubt comes from its genius shape, which nestles into the curve of your waist and seems downright bottomless at times. Nicola Fumo, Peoplemag, 30 Sep. 2023 Its constant rereleases over the years have assured us that no generation has gone by since without noticing its cultural ubiquity. WIRED, 26 Sep. 2023 Yet, despite its ubiquity in the environment and in our bodies, scientists don’t fully understand the long-term impacts on our health. Sofia Quaglia, Discover Magazine, 21 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History


Latin ubique everywhere, from ubi where + -que, enclitic generalizing particle; akin to Latin quis who and to Latin -que and — more at who, sesqui-

First Known Use

1572, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ubiquity was in 1572

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“Ubiquity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ubiquity. Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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