R E F E R E N C E S
Currency n  1a: circulation as a medium of exchange b: general use, acceptance, or prevalence c: the quality or state of being current: Currentness 2a: something [as coins, treasury notes, and banknotes] that is in circulation as a medium of exchange b: paper money in circulation c: a common article for bartering d: a medium of verbal or intellectual expression
1 Current adj [ME curraunt, fr. OF cccurant, prp. of courrre to run, fr. L currere -more at Car  [14c] 1a archaic: Running, Flowing b : presently elapsing : occuring in or existing at the present time : most recent [the __ issue] 2: used as a medium of exchange 3: generally accepted, used, practiced, or prevalent at the moment
2 Current n [14c] 1a: the part of a fluid body [as air or water] moving conctinuously in a certain direction b: the swiftest part of a stream c: a tidal or nontidal movement of lake or ocean water d: flow marked by force or strength 2a: a tendency or course of events that is usu. the result of an interplay of forces [__s of public opinion] b: a prevailing mood: Strain 3: a flow of electric charge; also: the rate of such flow -syn see Tendency
[Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th Edition. Springfield, MA, USA: Merriam-Webster, Inc. 1995.]
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