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"


  1. currency(Noun)

    Money or other items used to facilitate transactions.

    Wampum was used as a currency by Amerindians.

  2. currency(Noun)

    Paper money.

  3. currency(Noun)

    The state of being current; general acceptance or recognition.

    The jargon's currency.

  4. currency(Noun)

    fluency; readiness of utterance

  5. currency(Noun)

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

  6. Origin: 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

  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

  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

  4. Currency(noun)

    fluency; readiness of utterance

  5. Currency(noun)

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

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


  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.

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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

How to pronounce currency?

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  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. Popular Unity leader Panagiotis Lafazanis:

    Disregard hoes acquire currency

  2. Donald Trump:

    They're not currency manipulators.

  3. Norman O. Brown:

    All currency is neurotic currency.

  4. Henry Saunders:

    Disregard females, acquire currency

  5. Thomas Jefferson:

    Information is the currency of democracy.

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