- The definition of current is something that is happening now or something that is up to date.
An example of current is today's newspaper.
- Current is defined as the movement of water in a specific direction.
An example of current is when a river moves towards a waterfall.
current definition by Webster's New World
- Obsolete running or flowing
- now going on; now in progress: the current month, his current job
- at the present time; contemporary: current fashions
- of most recent date: the current edition
- passing from person to person; circulating: current money, current rumors
- commonly used, known, or accepted; prevalent: a current term
- designating any asset that would normally be converted into cash within one year
- designating any liability that must be paid within one year
Origin: altered (infl. by L) ; from Middle English curraunt ; from Old French curant, present participle of courre ; from Classical Latin currere, to run ; from Indo-European base an unverified form kers-, to run, wagon from source Gaulish carros
- a flow of water or air, esp. when strong or swift, in a definite direction; specif., such a flow within a larger body of water or mass of air
- a general tendency or drift; course
- Elec. the flow or rate of flow of electrons, ions, or holes in a conductor or medium between two points having a difference in potential, measured in amperes and equal to the ratio of the voltage to the resistance: symbol, I
- currently adverb
current definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- a. Belonging to the present time: current events; current leaders.b. Being in progress now: current negotiations.
- Passing from one to another; circulating: current bills and coins.
- Prevalent, especially at the present time: current fashions. See Synonyms at prevailing.
- Running; flowing.
- A steady, smooth onward movement: a current of air from a fan; a current of spoken words. See Synonyms at flow.
- The part of a body of liquid or gas that has a continuous onward movement: rowed out into the river's swift current.
- A general tendency, movement, or course. See Synonyms at tendency.
- Symbol i, I Electricity a. A flow of electric charge.b. The amount of electric charge flowing past a specified circuit point per unit time.
Origin: Middle English curraunt, from Old French corant, present participle of courre, to run, from Latin currere; see kers- in Indo-European roots.
- curˈrent·ly adverb
- curˈrent·ness noun
current - Computer Definition
The flow of electrons through a metallic circuit, like the flow of water down a riverbed.The direction of flow is from positive (+) pole to negative (
(2) The latest version or model.
(3) (Current) An earlier Windows PIM from IBM that included a calendar, address book, phone dialer, outliner, word processor and Gantt charts for project tracking. It was revised by its developer, Jensen-Jones Inc., Red Bank, NJ, into a new package called Commence.
current - Medical Definition
- A stream or flow of a liquid or gas.
- Symbol I A flow of electric charge.
- Symbol I, i The amount of electric charge flowing past a specified circuit point per unit time.
current - Science Definition
- A flowing movement in a liquid, gas, plasma, or other form of matter, especially one that follows a recognizable course.
- A flow of positive electric charge. The strength of current flow in any medium is related to voltage differences in that medium, as well as the electrical properties of the medium, and is measured in amperes. Since electrons are stipulated to have a negative charge, current in an electrical circuit actually flows in the opposite direction of the movement of electrons. See also electromagnetism, Ohm's law. See Note at electric charge.