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Etymology : 1579, from M.Fr. ubiquité (17c.), from L. 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. Ubiquitous in the sense of "turning up everywhere" is first recorded 1837, originally a jocular extension of the theological word.[1]

1 - Existing or being everywhere at the same time : constantly encountered.[2].
2 - Ubiquitous Computing - computing interface that has moved from the desktop to the any (embedded systems) of interaction- as defined by Marc Weiser in 1998 with the Computer Science Lab at Xerox |PARC.


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