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[om-nuh-prez-uh nt] /ˌɒm nəˈprɛz ənt/
present everywhere at the same time:
the omnipresent God.
Origin of omnipresent
1600-10; < Medieval Latin omnipraesent- (stem of omnipraesēns), equivalent to Latin omni- omni- + praesent- present1
Related forms
omnipresence, noun
Omnipresent, ubiquitous refer to the quality of being everywhere. Omnipresent emphasizes in a lofty or dignified way the power, usually divine, of being present everywhere at the same time, as though all-enveloping: Divine law is omnipresent. Ubiquitous is applied to that which seems to appear in many and all sorts of places, or in an undignified or humorous way is “all over the place,” often when unwanted: A bore seems to be ubiquitous. Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for omnipresent


(esp of a deity) present in all places at the same time
Derived Forms
omnipresence, noun
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Word Origin and History for omnipresent

c.1600, from Medieval Latin omnipraesentem (nominative omnipraesens); see omnipresence. Related: Omnipresently.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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