- 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 is the movement of this river over the rocks.
- 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 of currentaltered (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
- 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 flow or 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 Electricity a. A flow of electric charge.b. The amount of electric charge flowing past a specified circuit point per unit time.
Origin of currentMiddle English curraunt, from Old French corant, present participle of courre, to run, from Latin currere; see kers- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative currenter or more current, superlative currentest or most current)
- Existing or occurring at the moment.
- current events; current leaders; current negotiations
- Generally accepted, used, practiced, or prevalent at the moment.
- current affairs; current bills and coins; current fashions
- To chase a creature that was current then / In these wild woods, the hart with golden horns.
- current account
- current events
From Middle English curraunt, from Old French curant (French: courant), present participle of courre (“to run”), from Latin currere, present active infinitive of currō (“I run”).
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.