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

How to pronounce currency?

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    Karen
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How to say currency in sign language?

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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. Koji Fukaya:

    The dollar has benefited this week from the trade conflict concerns that emerged earlier, which ended up funnelling safe-haven bids into the currency.

  2. Jonathan Cavenagh:

    The fact that the Chinese authorities felt compelled to cut lending rates suggests enough concern about the economic outlook that continued Chinese currency outperformance seems much less likely.

  3. Chief Executive Roman Biloskorskiy:

    We only have sales contracts in foreign currency now.

  4. Charles Robertson:

    We like the look of the local currency bonds in the medium term - you're getting 9 percent yield on a currency that's fair value.

  5. Ricardo Mourinho Felix:

    It is clear from the outset that it is a high-risk phenomenon with systemic implications, it is essential that no 'stable currency' project - like Libra - is launched until all concerns have been duly addressed.

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