What does currency mean?

Definitions for currency
ˈkɜr ən si, ˈkʌr-cur·ren·cy

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word currency.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. currency(noun)

    the metal or paper medium of exchange that is presently used

  2. currency(noun)

    general acceptance or use

    "the currency of ideas"

  3. currentness, currency, up-to-dateness(noun)

    the property of belonging to the present time

    "the currency of a slang term"

Wiktionary

  1. currency(Noun)

    Money or other items used to facilitate transactions.

    Wampum was used as a currency by Amerindians.

    Etymology: From currentia, from currens, from currō.

  2. currency(Noun)

    Paper money.

    Etymology: From currentia, from currens, from currō.

  3. currency(Noun)

    The state of being current; general acceptance or recognition.

    The jargon's currency.

    Etymology: From currentia, from currens, from currō.

  4. currency(Noun)

    fluency; readiness of utterance

    Etymology: From currentia, from currens, from currō.

  5. currency(Noun)

    Current value; general estimation; the rate at which anything is generally valued.

    Etymology: From currentia, from currens, from currō.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Currency(noun)

    a continued or uninterrupted course or flow like that of a stream; as, the currency of time

    Etymology: [Cf. LL. currentia a current, fr. L. currens, p. pr. of currere to run. See Current.]

  2. Currency(noun)

    the state or quality of being current; general acceptance or reception; a passing from person to person, or from hand to hand; circulation; as, a report has had a long or general currency; the currency of bank notes

    Etymology: [Cf. LL. currentia a current, fr. L. currens, p. pr. of currere to run. See Current.]

  3. Currency(noun)

    that which is in circulation, or is given and taken as having or representing value; as, the currency of a country; a specie currency; esp., government or bank notes circulating as a substitute for metallic money

    Etymology: [Cf. LL. currentia a current, fr. L. currens, p. pr. of currere to run. See Current.]

  4. Currency(noun)

    fluency; readiness of utterance

    Etymology: [Cf. LL. currentia a current, fr. L. currens, p. pr. of currere to run. See Current.]

  5. Currency(noun)

    current value; general estimation; the rate at which anything is generally valued

    Etymology: [Cf. LL. currentia a current, fr. L. currens, p. pr. of currere to run. See Current.]

Freebase

  1. Currency

    A currency in the most specific use of the word refers to money in any form when in actual use or circulation, as a medium of exchange, especially circulating paper money. This use is synonymous with banknotes, or with banknotes plus coins, meaning the physical tokens used for money by a government. A much more general use of the word currency is anything that is used in any circumstances, as a medium of exchange. In this use, "currency" is a synonym for the concept of money. A definition of intermediate generality is that a currency is a system of money in common use, especially in a nation. Under this definition, British pounds, U.S. dollars, and European euros are different types of currency, or currencies. Currencies in this definition need not be physical objects, but as stores of value are subject to trading between nations in foreign exchange markets, which determine the relative values of the different currencies. Currencies in the sense used by foreign exchange markets, are defined by governments, and each type has limited boundaries of acceptance. The former definitions of the term "currency" are discussed in their respective synonymous articles banknote, coin, and money. The latter definition, pertaining to the currency systems of nations, is the topic of this article.

Editors Contribution

  1. currency

    A variety of official defined forms of medium of exchange verified and legislated by a national unity government in partnership with the central bank of their country.

    Currency varies around the world, there are various types.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 24, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'currency' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2792

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'currency' in Nouns Frequency: #1058

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of currency in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of currency in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of currency in a Sentence

  1. David Dollar:

    He's taking a big risk, he's gambling that the economy is strong enough and the Fed will be reactive enough that he can wave these commercial and currency wars and come out a winner without damaging the economy too much but he may be kidding himself.

  2. Will Hamlyn:

    You're definitely seeing the impact of the currency headwinds in the first quarter results, and also the European economies have slowed relative to last year.

  3. The Portuguese minister:

    The project of the single currency is not at risk, at the end of the day, Greece is master of its own destiny.

  4. Norman O. Brown:

    All currency is neurotic currency.

  5. Nicholas Veron:

    In big currency areas - including sterling, yen, dollar - the central bank has a significant hold on trading in the domestic currency, the euro zone is an outlier and that is supported by the EU framework but if that is no longer there, this outlier status might not be sustainable.

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