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Noun: current  kur-unt or kú-runt [N. Amer], kú-runt [Brit]
  1. A flow of electricity through a conductor
    "the current was measured in amperes";
    - electric current
     
  2. A steady flow of a fluid (usually from natural causes)
    "the raft floated downstream on the current";
    - stream
     
  3. Dominant course (suggestive of running water) of successive events or ideas
    "the current of history";
    - stream, flow
Adjective: current  kur-unt or kú-runt [N. Amer], kú-runt [Brit]
  1. Occurring in or belonging to the present time
    "current events"; "the current topic"; "current negotiations"; "current psychoanalytic theories"; "the ship's current position"
     
  2. Generally accepted or used at the moment

Sounds like: curran

Derived forms: currents

See also: actual, afoot, circulating, contemporary, currency, currentness, incumbent, latest, live, modern, new, occurrent, ongoing, on-going, online, on-line, present-day, sitting, topical, underway, up-to-date, up-to-dateness, up-to-the-minute

Type of: course, electrical phenomenon, flow, flowing, line

Antonym: noncurrent

Encyclopedia: Current