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Definition 1: the period of time that is happening now; any continuous stretch of time including the moment of speech - [noun denoting time]

Samples where nowadays or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • that is enough for the present
  • he lives in the present with no thought of tomorrow

Synonyms for nowadays in the sense of this definition

(nowadays is a kind of ...) the continuum of experience in which events pass from the future through the present to the past

"he waited for along time" "it took some time before he got an answer" "time flies like an arrow"

(... is a kind of nowadays ) the momentary present

"Now is a good time to do it" "it worked up to right now"

(... is a kind of nowadays ) at this time

"the disappointments of the here and now" "she is studying at the moment"

(... is a kind of nowadays ) the present

"they are up to date" "we haven't heard from them to date"

(... is a kind of nowadays ) the present occasion

"for the nonce"

(... is a kind of nowadays ) the present time or age

"the world of today" "today we have computers"

(... is a kind of nowadays ) the present or immediately coming night

Definition 2: in these times - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where nowadays or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it is solely by their language that the upper classes nowadays are distinguished
  • we now rarely see horse-drawn vehicles on city streets
  • today almost every home has television

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