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ubiquitous

adjective

Definition: being, or seeming to be, everywhere at once

Synonyms: universal, omnipresent, everywhere, allover, common, prevalent, widespread

Antonyms: uncommon, rare, scarce

Tips: The Latin word ubique means "everywhere," and something that is described as ubiquitous seems to be all over the place and very common. Ubiquitous is more than prevalent (which means "to be common in an area"). Ubiquitous is "everywhere, universal."

Usage Examples:

Mobile phones have become so ubiquitous that itís surprising when somebody doesnít have one. (common, universal)

We often take things that are ubiquitous for granted, until they disappear. (everywhere, allover, prevalent)

Advertising has become so ubiquitous that you canít walk down a street without seeing an ad. (prevalent, common)

If you travel around the world, you quickly find that English is becoming more and more ubiquitous--everyone seems to speak at least a little English. (prevalent, common)


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