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present

noun
 
 
/ˈprezənt/
the present B1 the period of time that is happening now: Let's talk about the present. The play is set in the present.Now A1 the form of the verb which is used to show what happens or exists nowVerb forms, tenses and types of verbs
A2 [C] something that you give to someone, usually for a particular occasion: a birthday/wedding present to give someone a present Did you get many presents?Presents and giftsGifts in the form of money
at present B1 now: At present she's working abroad.Now
(Definition of present noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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