at present
phrasal at or during this time ; now

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • At present — Present Pres ent, n. [Cf. F. pr[ e]sent. See {Present}, a.] 1. Present time; the time being; time in progress now, or at the moment contemplated; as, at this present. [1913 Webster] Past and present, wound in one. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 2. pl.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • at present — {adv. phr.} At this time; now. * /It took a long time to get started, but at present the road is half finished./ * /At present the house is empty, but next week a family will move in./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • at present — {adv. phr.} At this time; now. * /It took a long time to get started, but at present the road is half finished./ * /At present the house is empty, but next week a family will move in./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Present — Pres ent, n. [Cf. F. pr[ e]sent. See {Present}, a.] 1. Present time; the time being; time in progress now, or at the moment contemplated; as, at this present. [1913 Webster] Past and present, wound in one. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 2. pl. (Law)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Present — Pre*sent , n. (Mil.) The position of a soldier in presenting arms; as, to stand at present. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Present — This article is about the concept of current time. Present also means a gift; for other meanings, see Present (disambiguation) and Presence (disambiguation). The present is a moment in time discernible as intermediate between past and future. The …   Wikipedia

  • present — See: AT PRESENT …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • present — See: AT PRESENT …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Present value — is the value on a given date of a future payment or series of future payments, discounted to reflect the time value of money and other factors such as investment risk. Present value calculations are widely used in business and economics to… …   Wikipedia

  • Present — Pres ent, a. [F. pr[ e]sent, L. praesens, entis, that is before one, in sight or at hand, p. p. of praeesse to be before; prae before + esse to be. See {Essence}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Being at hand, within reach or call, within certain contemplated …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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