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ubiquitous

[yoo-bik-wi-tuh s] /yuˈbɪk wɪ təs/
adjective
1.
existing or being everywhere, especially at the same time; omnipresent:
ubiquitous fog; ubiquitous little ants.
Also, ubiquitary
[yoo-bik-wi-ter-ee] /yuˈbɪk wɪˌtɛr i/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; ubiquit(y) + -ous
Related forms
ubiquitously, adverb
ubiquitousness, noun
nonubiquitary, adjective
nonubiquitous, adjective
nonubiquitously, adverb
nonubiquitousness, noun
unubiquitous, adjective
unubiquitously, adverb
unubiquitousness, noun
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Spanish Words for ubiquitous
adjective
1.
ubicuo
it is ubiquitous in Spain
se encuentra en toda España

the secretary has to be ubiquitous
el secretario tiene que estar constantemente en todas partes

Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged and Audio Headword Pronunciation (Spanish) 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
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  • Citrus is so ubiquitous in the market these days, the peak seasons of the various fruits tend to be forgotten.
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  • Dogs will sweep the station, and police will be ubiquitous.
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British Dictionary definitions for ubiquitous

ubiquitous

/juːˈbɪkwɪtəs/
adjective
1.
having or seeming to have the ability to be everywhere at once; omnipresent
Derived Forms
ubiquitously, adverb
ubiquity, ubiquitousness, noun
Word Origin
C14: from Latin ubīque everywhere, from ubī where
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Word Origin and History for ubiquitous
adj.

"turning up everywhere," 1837, from ubiquity + -ous. The earlier word was ubiquitary (1580s), from Modern Latin ubiquitarius, from ubique. Related: Ubiquitously; ubiquitousness.

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