Currency definition

kûrən-sē, kŭr-
Frequency:
Common acceptance; general use; prevalence.

The currency of a pronunciation.

noun
13
3
Money in any form when in actual use as a medium of exchange, especially circulating paper money.
noun
11
3
General acceptance or use; prevalence.

The currency of a slang term.

noun
7
4
A continual passing from hand to hand, as of a medium of exchange; circulation.
noun
2
0
Transmission from person to person as a medium of exchange; circulation.

Coins now in currency.

noun
4
3
Advertisement
The state of being current; up-to-dateness.

Can you check the currency of this address?

noun
4
3
The definition of currency is the money system used in a country, especially paper money.

An example of currency is the American dollar or the Euro.

noun
0
0
The money in circulation in any country; often, specif., paper money.
noun
0
0
(rare) The time during which anything is current.
noun
0
0
Money, such as coins or paper, that is used as a medium of exchange.
0
0
Advertisement
Money or other items used to facilitate transactions.

Wampum was used as a currency by Amerindians.

noun
0
0
(more specifically) Paper money.
noun
0
0
The state of being current; general acceptance or recognition.

The jargon’s currency.

noun
0
0

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
currency
Plural:
currencies

Origin of currency

  • From Middle English curraunt in circulation current

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Medieval Latin currentia, from Latin currens, from currō.

    From Wiktionary