Go to 'thermo-' entry Go to 'dino-' entry Go to 'chondro-' entry Go to 'aero-' entry Go to '-logy' entry Go to 'thaumato-' entry Go to 'nano-' entry Go to '-sophy' entry Go to 'bucco-' entry Go to '-ism' entry Go to '-lysis' entry Go to 'galacto-' entry Go to '-anthropy' entry Go to 'pneumo-' entry Go to '-ploitation' entry Go to '-lithic' entry Go to '-sepalous' entry Go to 'onco-' entry Go to '-parous' entry Go to 'dermato-' entry Go to 'multi-' entry Go to 'dodeca-' entry Go to '-zoon' entry Go to 'vermi-' entry Go to 'crystallo-' entry Go to 'biblio-' entry Go to 'eco-' entry Go to 'juxta-' entry Go to 'facio-' entry
Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

omni-

Of all things; in all places.

[Latin omnis, all.]

Examples include omniscient (Latin scire, to know), knowing everything; omnipotent (Latin potens, potent-, power), having unlimited power; omnicompetent, able to deal with all matters or solve all problems; and omnipresent, present everywhere at the same time (said especially of God). An omnivore (Latin vorare, devour) eats a variety of food of both plant and animal origin; an omnibus (literally ‘for all’, the dative plural of omnis) comprises several items or editions, or is a rather old-fashioned term for bus, its abbreviation; an omnidirectional antenna receives or transmits radio signals in all directions.

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