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Etymology

From Middle English curraunt < Old French curant (French: courant) present participle of courre "to run" < [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] currere "to run".

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
current

Plural
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current ({{{1}}})
  1. The part of a fluid that moves continuously in a certain direction.
  2. The time rate of flow of electric charge.
    • Units:
    SI: ampere (A)
    CGS: esu/second (esu/s)
  3. A tendency or a course of events.

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Adjective

current (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
current

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. existing or occurring at the moment
    current events
    current leaders
    current negotiations
  2. generally accepted, used, practiced, or prevalent at the moment
    current bills and coins
    current fashions

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