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Meaning of “nowadays” in the English Dictionary

"nowadays" in British English

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nowadaysadverb

uk   us   /ˈnaʊ.ə.deɪz/
B1 at the ​presenttime, in ​comparison to the past: Who ​remembers those ​movies nowadays? Nowadays, I ​bake my own ​breadrather than ​buy it.

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(Definition of nowadays from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"nowadays" in American English

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nowadaysadverb [not gradable]

 us   /ˈnɑʊ·əˌdeɪz/
at the ​presenttime, in ​comparison to the past: Nowadays ​people don’t ​dress up as much as they used to.
(Definition of nowadays from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “nowadays”
in Arabic هَذه الأيّام…
in Korean 오늘날…
in Portuguese hoje em dia…
in Catalan avui dia…
in Japanese 近ごろ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 如今,现在…
in Turkish bu/şu günlerde, şu sıralar, zamanımızda…
in Russian в наше время, теперь…
in Chinese (Traditional) 如今,現在…
in Italian oggigiorno…
in Polish obecnie, dzisiaj…
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