Definition of present tense noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


present tense

BrE BrE//ˌpreznt ˈtens//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpreznt ˈtens//
(also the present) [usually singular] (grammar)
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the form of a verb that expresses an action that is happening now or at the time of speaking
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: present tense