omnipresent


omnipresent
omnipresent, ubiquitous mean present or existent everywhere. Though they carry this as a basic meaning, they are often used hyperbolically.
Something omnipresent is present everywhere at the same time. Though basically applicable to the Supreme Being
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omnipresent Deity

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the term is often, especially in a weakened sense, applied to something that is or is felt to be always present or existent (as in a class or a type wherever it may be found or in an area to which it belongs)
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an omnipresent sense of social obligation— Eliot

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the creeping, silent atmosphere of omnipresent fear that I have sensed in the capitals of the satellite countries— Wechsberg

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the mechanization of entertainment through ... the omnipresent radio— Millett

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Something ubiquitous is found everywhere and, often, at the time or in the situation specified or implied
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electrons being so numerous and so ubiquitous—Darrow

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the big public services will have to be made practically ubiquitousShaw

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Ubiquitous is applicable to a type or an individual, often with the specific implication that one cannot escape him or it wherever one goes
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the ubiquitous American tourist

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the sad, ubiquitous spinster, left behind ... by the stampede of the young men westward— Brooks

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  • omniprésent — omniprésent, ente [ ɔmniprezɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • 1838; de omni et présent ♦ Littér. Qui est présent partout, en tout lieu. ⇒ ubiquiste, ubiquitaire. Par ext. Qui accompagne partout. Une préoccupation omniprésente. « Le bruit omniprésent du vent » (Cl …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Omnipresent — Om ni*pres ent, a. [Omni + present: cf. F. omnipr[ e]sent.] Present in all places at the same time; ubiquitous; as, the omnipresent Jehovah. Prior. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • omniprésent — omniprésent, ente (entrée créée par le supplément) (o mni pré zan, zant ) adj. Qui est présent partout. Dieu est omniprésent. •   Agni et Soma ne sont ils pas les dieux omniprésents par excellence comme séjournant sur l autel, dans les plantes,… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • omnipresent — index ubiquitous Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • omnipresent — (adj.) c.1600, from M.L. omnipraesentem (nom. omnipraesens); see OMNIPRESENCE (Cf. omnipresence). Related: Omnipresently …   Etymology dictionary

  • omnipresent — [adj] all present everywhere, infinite, pervading, pervasive, ubiquitary, ubiquitous, universal; concept 583 …   New thesaurus

  • omnipresent — ► ADJECTIVE 1) (of God) present everywhere at the same time. 2) widely or constantly encountered. DERIVATIVES omnipresence noun …   English terms dictionary

  • omnipresent — [äm΄ni prez′ənt] adj. [ML omnipraesens < L omnis, all + praesens,PRESENT] present in all places at the same time omnipresence n …   English World dictionary

  • omnipresent — omnipresence, n. /om neuh prez euhnt/, adj. present everywhere at the same time: the omnipresent God. [1600 10; < ML omnipraesent (s. of omnipraesens), equiv. to L omni OMNI + praesent PRESENT1] Syn. OMNIPRESENT, UBIQUITOUS refer to the quality… …   Universalium

  • omnipresent — [[t]ɒ̱mnipre̱z(ə)nt[/t]] ADJ GRADED Something that is omnipresent is present everywhere or seems to be always present. [FORMAL] The sound of sirens was an omnipresent background noise in New York... The obsessive thoughts became so omnipresent… …   English dictionary


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