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  Definition of Current
  1. a steady flow (usually from natural causes); "the raft floated downstream on the current"; "he felt a stream of air"
  2. dominant course (suggestive of running water) of successive events or ideas; "two streams of development run through American history"; "stream of consciousness"; "the flow of thought"; "the current of history"
  3. a flow of electricity through a conductor; "the current was measured in amperes"
  4. occurring in or belonging to the present time; "current events"; "the current topic"; "current negotiations"; "current psychoanalytic theories"; "the ship''s current position"
Similar Words: stream, flow, electric current

 

See Also: modern, new

 

Hyponyms: tidal flow, tidal current, riptide, rip current, undertide, undercurrent, torrent, violent stream, eddy, twist, whirlpool, vortex, maelstrom, ocean current, juice, thermionic current

 

Attributes: currentness, currency, up-to-dateness

 

Derivational Morphology: stream, well out

 

Anagrams: unerect

 

Language Translations:
Albanian: lumë   Catalan: riu  
Chinese: 電流 and   Croatian: struja  
Danish: aktuel   Dutch: huidig and stroming and stroomsterkte  
Esperanto: fluo   Finnish: sähkövirta and tämänhetkinen and virta  
French: courant   German: gegenwärtig and Strom and Stromstärke  
Hungarian: áram   Indonesian: arus  
Interlingua: currente   Italian: corrente  
Japanese: 電流 and 流れ   Lithuanian: srovė  
Polish: bieżący and prąd   Portuguese: corrente  
Romanian: curent   Russian: нынешний and поток and ток  
Slovak: tok   Slovene: tok  
Spanish: corriente   Swedish: nuvarande and ström  
Tagalog: agos   Telugu: ఇటీవలి and ప్రవాహం  
 
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