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cur•rent



Pronunciation: (kûr'unt, kur'-), [key]
adj.
1. passing in time; belonging to the time actually passing: the current month.
2. prevalent; customary: the current practice.
3. popular; in vogue: current fashions.
4. new; present; most recent: the current issue of a publication.
5. publicly reported or known: a rumor that is current.
6. passing from one to another; circulating, as a coin.
7. Archaic.running; flowing.
8. Obs.genuine; authentic.

n.
1. a flowing; flow, as of a river.
2. something that flows, as a stream.
3. a large portion of air, large body of water, etc., moving in a certain direction.
4. the speed at which such flow moves; velocity of flow.
5. Elect.See electric current.
6. a course, as of time or events; the main course; the general tendency.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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