today’s modern society vs today :

today s modern society or today

People seeking to be up-to-the-minute often indulge in such redundancies as “in today’s modern society” or “in the modern society of today.” This is empty arm-waving which says nothing more than “now” or “today.” A reasonable substitute is “contemporary society.” Such phrases are usually indulged in by people with a weak grasp of history to substitute for such more precise expressions as “for the past five years” or “this month.”

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Definitions

  • n  the present time or age
    the world of today
    today we have computers
  • n  the day that includes the present moment (as opposed to yesterday or tomorrow)
    did you see today's newspaper?
  • r  in these times
    today almost every home has television
  • r  on this day as distinct from yesterday or tomorrow
    I can't meet with you today
News & Articles

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  • Today and Tomorrow
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    June 20, 2013 - Argus Observer
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    June 20, 2013 - Irish Central