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"today" in British English

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todayadverb, noun

uk   us   /təˈdeɪ/
A1 (on) the ​presentday: What's the ​date today? He's going to ​call you at some ​point today. Today is ​evenhotter than ​yesterday! Is that today's ​paper? He should be back today a ​week today (= one ​week from today).B2 used more ​generally to ​mean the ​presenttime: Today, ​people are much more ​concerned about ​theirhealth than they were in the past. With today's ​technologyalmost anything ​seemspossible. The ​youth of today don't ​know how ​lucky they are.

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

"today" in American English

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todayadverb [not gradable]

 us   /təˈdeɪ/
on this ​day: What’s the ​date today? We could go today or ​tomorrow. Today can also be used more ​generally to ​mean now ​rather than in the past: People are more ​worried today than ​ever before.
today
noun [U]  us   /təˈdeɪ/
Today is ​evenhotter than ​yesterday!
(Definition of today from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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