ubiquity


ubiquity

noun

  1. the state or capacity of being everywhere, especially at the same time; omnipresence: the ubiquity of magical beliefs.
  2. (initial capital letter) Theology. the omnipresence of God or Christ.

n.1570s, from Middle French ubiquité (17c.), from Latin ubique “everywhere,” from ubi “where” (see ubi) + que “any, also, ever,” a suffix that can give universal meaning to the word it is attached to. Originally a Lutheran theological position maintaining the omnipresence of Christ.

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