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Webster 1913 Edition


Ubiquity

U-biq′ui-ty

(ū̍-bĭk′wĭ-ty̆)
,
Noun.
[L.
ubique
everywhere, fr.
ubi
where, perhaps for
cubi
,
quobi
(cf.
alicubi
anywhere), and if so akin to E.
who
: cf. F.
ubiquité
.]
1.
Existence everywhere, or in all places, at the same time; omnipresence;
as, the
ubiquity
of God is not disputed by those who admit his existence
.
The arms of Rome . . . were impeded by . . . the wide spaces to be traversed and the
ubiquity
of the enemy.
C. Merivale.
2.
(Theol.)
The doctrine, as formulated by Luther, that Christ’s glorified body is omnipresent.

Webster 1828 Edition


Ubiquity

UBIQ'UITY

,
Noun.
[L. ubique, every where.] Existence in all places or every where at the same time; omnipresence. The ubiquity of God is not disputed by those who admit his existence.

Definition 2021


ubiquity

ubiquity

English

Noun

ubiquity (countable and uncountable, plural ubiquities)

  1. (uncountable) The state or quality of being, or appearing to be, everywhere at once; actual or perceived omnipresence.
    • 2013 July 26, Leo Hickman, How algorithms rule the world”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 7, page 26:
      The use of algorithms in policing is one example of their increasing influence on our lives. And, as their ubiquity spreads, so too does the debate around whether we should allow ourselves to become so reliant on them – and who, if anyone, is policing their use.
  2. (countable, sciences) Anything that is found to be ubiquitous within a specified area.

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