Current meaning

kûr'ənt, kŭr'-
Current is defined as the movement of water in a specific direction.

An example of current is when a river moves towards a waterfall.

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A steady, smooth onward flow or movement.

A current of air from a fan; a current of spoken words.

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A general tendency, movement, or course.
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Passing from one to another; circulating.

Current bills and coins.

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The part of a body of liquid or gas that has a continuous onward movement.

Rowed out into the river's swift current.

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Running or flowing.
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Passing from person to person; circulating.

Current money, current rumors.

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Commonly used, known, or accepted; prevalent.

A current term.

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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.
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A general tendency or drift; course.
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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.
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A flowing movement in a liquid, gas, plasma, or other form of matter, especially one that follows a recognizable course.
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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.
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(1) The flow of electrons through a circuit. Measured in "amperes." See amp and voltage.
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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 (
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The part of a fluid that moves continuously in a certain direction.
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(electricity) The time rate of flow of electric charge.

SI: ampere (A)CGS: esu/second (esu/s)

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A tendency or a course of events.
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Existing or occurring at the moment.

Current events; current leaders; current negotiations.

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Generally accepted, used, practiced, or prevalent at the moment.

Current affairs; current bills and coins; current fashions.

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Tennyson.

To chase a creature that was current then / In these wild woods, the hart with golden horns.

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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.

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Prevalent, especially at the present time.

Current fashions.

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Running; flowing.
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Origin of current

  • Middle English curraunt from Old French corant present participle of courre to run from Latin currere kers- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • 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”).
    From Wiktionary