What does currency mean?

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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. currencynoun

    the metal or paper medium of exchange that is presently used

  2. currencynoun

    general acceptance or use

    "the currency of ideas"

  3. currentness, currency, up-to-datenessnoun

    the property of belonging to the present time

    "the currency of a slang term"

Wiktionary

  1. currencynoun

    Money or other items used to facilitate transactions.

    Wampum was used as a currency by Amerindians.

    Etymology: From currentia, from currens, from currō.

  2. currencynoun

    Paper money.

    Etymology: From currentia, from currens, from currō.

  3. currencynoun

    The state of being current; general acceptance or recognition.

    The jargon's currency.

    Etymology: From currentia, from currens, from currō.

  4. currencynoun

    fluency; readiness of utterance

    Etymology: From currentia, from currens, from currō.

  5. currencynoun

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

    Etymology: From currentia, from currens, from currō.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Currencynoun

    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. Currencynoun

    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. Currencynoun

    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. Currencynoun

    fluency; readiness of utterance

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

  5. Currencynoun

    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 money 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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  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. Phil Orlando:

    It is inconceivable to us, with $3.65 trillion in foreign currency reserves, the Chinese government and the PBOC would sit there and watch the second largest economy in the world slide into recession or worse, i don't know if we're completely out of the woods at this point.

  2. Philip Nitschke:

    The rights model is gaining currency and it's played out in the Netherlands more than anywhere else because of this long experience with the medical model.

  3. Niall Cody:

    On the assumption that there are no further currency fluctuations or decline in the profitability of the larger corporate groups ...we expect that much of this surplus will reoccur next year.

  4. Hesham Soliman:

    How are you going to import everything when you are facing a hard currency problem?.

  5. Beth Whitman:

    It helps to have some local currency upon arrival for taxis or tips without having to go to an ATM or change money.

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