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ubiquitous (juːˈbɪkwɪtəs Pronunciation for ubiquitous



  1. having or seeming to have the ability to be everywhere at once; omnipresent

Derived Forms

uˈbiquitously adverb
uˈbiquity, uˈbiquitousness noun

Word Origin

C14: from Latin ubīque everywhere, from ubī where


View thesaurus entry
= ever-present, pervasive, omnipresent, all-over, everywhere, universal

Translations for 'ubiquitous'

  • British English: ubiquitous If you describe something or someone as ubiquitous, you mean that they seem to be everywhere. ADJECTIVESugar is ubiquitous in the diet.
  • Brazilian Portuguese: ubíquo
  • Chinese: 无所不在的无無所不在的
  • European Spanish: omnipresente
  • French: omniprésent omniprésente
  • German: allgegenwärtig
  • Italian: onnipresente
  • Japanese: どこにでもある
  • Korean: 어디에나 있는
  • Portuguese: ubíquo ubíqua
  • Spanish: omnipresente

Example Sentences Including 'ubiquitous'

And unlike ubiquitous spam on e-mail, direct text messaging is "opt-in," meaning a customer contacts a company first.
Globe and Mail (2003)
Hotel Honolulu is a fine, vibrant novel which is firmly underlain by Theroux's ubiquitous contradictions.
Glasgow Herald (2001)
Meanwhile, two hot newcomers did not even bother with the ubiquitous stainless steel.
Times, Sunday Times (2001)
Not even the ubiquitous radiation hazard signs or the glimpses of rats in cages through half-open doors seemed to have puzzled her.
Stewart, Michael Grace
Over the past decade or two, walkers had become ubiquitous in the surrounding lands, so travellers said.
Tepper, Sheri S. A Plague of Angels
The best tracks shun the natural, and head straight for the plastic, even while negotiating around a nearly ubiquitous acoustic guitar.
Globe and Mail (2003)
The pollutants, widely used by industry and agriculture in the past, are now ubiquitous in fish.
New Scientist (2004)
These stories have both come a long way, perhaps from those ubiquitous Druids!
Travers, P L What the Bee Knows - reflections on myth, symbol and story


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