Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Being or seeming to be everywhere at the same time; omnipresent.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Being or existing everywhere; actually or apparently omnipresent: often used in an exaggerated or humorous sense.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Existing or being everywhere, or in all places, at the same time; omnipresent.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Being everywhere at once: omnipresent.
  • adjective Seeming to appear everywhere at the same time.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective being present everywhere at once

Etymologies

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From Latin ubique ("everywhere"), from ubi ("where").

Examples

  • His own goal was to see us reach the same state in respect of computing - hence the term ubiquitous computing.

    More on the changing face of literacy

  • His own goal was to see us reach the same state in respect of computing - hence the term ubiquitous computing.

    Archive 2006-09-01

  • So ubiquitous is this t-shirt in Washington, even President Obama's supporters have appropriated it.

    Poll: Which other Bad Brains album cover would make the best t-shirt?

  • The need to cover one's nether regions, while not ubiquitous, is nearly so.

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • The need to cover one's nether regions, while not ubiquitous, is nearly so.

    Merkins and Kotekas and Codpieces, Oh My!

  • Here's an article that Greenfield wrote on the subject of ubicomp ethics, called "All watched over by machines of loving grace: Some ethical guidelines for user experience in ubiquitous-computing settings."

    Boing Boing

  • The fascinating thing about Web 2.0 and its coming shift to mobile/ubiquitous is that this will (and already does) create whole new cultural patterns that have to be understood in their own right.

    Smart Mobs » Blog Archive » Scientists and Web 2.0

  • The word ubiquitous was used in an article willi and I read shortly after the school year started in reference to student dress codes.

    A New Word | A Slice of My Life

  • We had a fry-up with my housemates at Bon's (super cheap diner), then hit the road for a very quick touristy thing, driving up to Cypress Lookout and a quick walk in ubiquitous lovely forest.

    September 2003

  • We had a fry-up with my housemates at Bon's (super cheap diner), then hit the road for a very quick touristy thing, driving up to Cypress Lookout and a quick walk in ubiquitous lovely forest.

    A rollercoaster ride.

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    February 20, 2007

  • i see this word all over the place!

    October 25, 2007

  • It seems Burntsox is peeved by the ubiquity of this word.

    January 11, 2008

  • There's a character in Comenius's Labyrinth of the World and Paradise of the Heart whose name is translated in English 'Searchall Ubiquitous'. He turns out to be rather a rogue...

    August 20, 2008

  • I finally decided today that this is my favourite word.

    June 17, 2009

  • This word sticks out in my mind as the first new word I learned in 9th grade English glass.

    June 17, 2009

  • literally means "the thing speaks for itself"

    July 5, 2009

  • The phony umbrage that attends this word is ubiquitous but not quite omnipresent, I aver.

    September 16, 2009