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English translation: As of December 1st

Japanese term or phrase:(12/1現在))
English translation:As of December 1st
Entered by: Dr. M. S. Niranjan

09:28 Dec 14, 2010
Japanese to English translations [PRO]
Nuclear Eng/Sci
Japanese term or phrase: (12/1現在))

What does 現在mean here? as of 12/1? as on 12/1?
gauri tembe
Local time: 02:06
As of December 1st
Very common usage.

Note added at 23 hrs (2010-12-15 09:24:55 GMT)

This usage is correct according to a number of dictionaries. of of of
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5 +7As of December 1st
Dr. M. S. Niranjan
5Current as *at* December 1



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Current as *at* December 1

Unfortunately, "as of" is frequently misused in English, even by native speakers!!
There is a distinct difference between "as of" and "as at".
Please see for this simple explanation:

What is the difference between 'as of' and 'as at'?

'As of' means : starting from this date/time...
"As of 1 June, I will be a married man"
" I will quit smoking as of tomorrow"

'As at' means at this particular date/time. It is a cutting point for measurement.
"As at 1 July, I was still a married man"
"As at 2 June 2008, the population of Lebanon is of xx million"

As your sentence refers to a list for a defined period, with a cut-off point for the data used that ends on December 1, it would actually be incorrect to use "as of" here. To be grammatically correct, you need 'as at'.
Hope to help...

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As of December 1st

Very common usage.

Note added at 23 hrs (2010-12-15 09:24:55 GMT)

This usage is correct according to a number of dictionaries. of of of

Dr. M. S. Niranjan
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agree  Soonthon LUPKITARO(Ph.D.)
1 min

agree  Julian Rippon
4 mins

agree  hanayuri
58 mins

agree  Jason Kang: Agreed!
5 hrs

agree  japanlegal: OED definition for "as from" (definition 33(c) for "at"): "in formal dating: from, after. Also, (orig. U.S.), as of: (a) at the present time; (b) from this moment, from now." Might the "as at" usage be regional? "As at" is not in the OED.
8 hrs

agree  PT Translati (X)
9 hrs

agree  Miho Ohashi
11 hrs

disagree  KathyT: Please see my explanation of the difference between "as of" and "as at". // Thank you for providing the dictionary definitions, which support my comments. Pls. check the difference between "as of" and "as at" in the specific example provided by the Asker.
15 hrs
  -> Not quite. Fowler's Modern English Usage allows "as of". I will check more and respond. (I am a bit busy now.)

agree  MariyaN (X):現在&dtype=3&dname=...
1 day 8 hrs
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