nowadays

[nou-uh-deyz]
adverb
1.
at the present day; in these times: Few people do their laundry by hand nowadays.
noun
2.
the present: The kitchens of nowadays are much more efficient than when I was a boy.

Origin:
1325–75; Middle English nou adaies; see now, a-1, day, -s1

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nowadays (ˈnaʊəˌdeɪz)
 
adv
in these times
 
[C14: from now + adays from Old English a on + dæges genitive of day]

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nowadays
late 15c., contracted from M.E. nou A dayes (mid-14c.), from now + adayes "during the day," with adverbial genitive.
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Example sentences
With the rare spine-chilling exception, actors playing ghosts nowadays play it
  for humor.
Nowadays this study gives an exact migratory record of my paternal line, and
  puts aside old misconceptions on this matter.
He doubts that he would or could take the same photograph nowadays.
Maximizing space in overcrowded cities is a key value in construction projects
  nowadays.
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