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  1. cur·rent
    IPA[ˈkərənt]
  2. adjective

    noun

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: current, plural noun: currents

    • adjective

      belonging to the present time; happening or being used or done now:

      in common or general use:

    • noun

      a body of water or air moving in a definite direction, especially through a surrounding body of water or air in which there is less movement:

      a flow of electricity which results from the ordered directional movement of electrically charged particles:

    • noun

      an electric current that reverses its direction many times a second at regular intervals, typically used in power supplies.
    • noun

      an underwater current flowing swiftly downslope owing to the weight of sediment it carries.
    • noun

      the amount of electric current flowing per unit cross-sectional area of a material.
    • a cold ocean current which flows southward from the Arctic Ocean along the northeastern coast of North America. It meets the warm Gulf Stream in an area off the coast of Newfoundland that is noted for its dense fogs.
    • noun

      a relatively strong, narrow current flowing outward from the beach through the surf zone and presenting a hazard to swimmers.
    • plural

      amounts due to be paid to creditors within twelve months.
    • a cold ocean current that moves north from the Antarctic Ocean along the Pacific coast of Chile and Peru before turning west into the South Equatorial Current.
    • a cold ocean current of the eastern Pacific Ocean that flows south along the western coast of North America.
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