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English definition of “now”

now

noun [U]     /naʊ/
the present moment or time : Now isn't a good time to speak to him. I thought you'd have finished by now. You should have mentioned it before now. That's all for now (= until a future point in time ).Now from now on/as from now from this moment and always in the future : From now on the gates will be locked at midnight .In the future and soon
(Definition of now noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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