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cur·ren·cy

 (kûr′ən-sē, kŭr′-)
n. pl. cur·ren·cies
1. Money in any form when in actual use as a medium of exchange, especially circulating paper money.
2. Transmission from person to person as a medium of exchange; circulation: coins now in currency.
3. General acceptance or use; prevalence: the currency of a slang term.
4. The state of being current; up-to-dateness: Can you check the currency of this address?

[From Middle English curraunt, in circulation; see current.]

CURRENCY TABLE: LISTED BY COUNTRY

CountryBasic UnitCountryBasic UnitCountryBasic UnitCountryBasic Unit
AfghanistanafghaniDominican RepublicpesoLiechtensteinfrancSamoatala
AlbanialekEast TimordollarLithuanialitasSan Marinoeuro
AlgeriadinarEcuadordollarLuxembourgeuroSão Tomé and Príncipedobra
AndorraeuroEgyptpoundMacedoniadenarSaudi Arabiariyal
AngolakwanzaEl SalvadorcolonMadagascarariarySenegalfranc
Antigua and BarbudadollarEquatorial GuineafrancMalawikwachaSerbiadinar
ArgentinapesoEritreanakfaMalaysiaringgitSeychellesrupee
ArmeniadramEstoniaeuroMaldivesrufiyaaSierra Leoneleone
AustraliadollarEthiopiabirrMalifrancSingaporedollar
AustriaeuroFijidollarMaltaeuroSlovakiaeuro
AzerbaijanmanatFinlandeuroMarshall IslandsdollarSloveniaeuro
BahamasdollarFranceeuroMauritaniaouguiyaSolomon Islandsdollar
BahraindinarGabonfrancMauritiusrupeeSomaliashilin
BangladeshtakaGambiadalasiMexicopesoSouth Africarand
BarbadosdollarGeorgialariMicronesiadollarSouth Koreawon
BelarusrubelGermanyeuroMoldovaleuSpaineuro
BelgiumeuroGhanacediMonacoeuroSri Lankarupee
BelizedollarGreeceeuroMongoliatögrögSudandinar
BeninfrancGrenadadollarMontenegroeuroSurinamedollar
BhutanngultrumGuatemalaquetzalMoroccodirhamSwazilandlilangeni
BoliviabolivianoGuineafrancMozambiquemeticalSwedenkrona
Bosnia and HerzegovinamarkaGuinea-BissaufrancMyanmarkyatSwitzerlandfranc
BotswanapulaGuyanadollarNamibiadollarSyriapound
BrazilrealHaitigourdeNaurudollarTaiwanyuan
BruneidollarHonduraslempiraNepalrupeeTajikistansomoni
BulgarialevHungaryforintNetherlandseuroTanzaniashilling
Burkina FasofrancIcelandkronaNew ZealanddollarThailandbaht
BurundifrancIndiarupeeNicaraguacordobaTogofranc
CambodiarielIndonesiarupiahNigerfrancTongapa'anga
CameroonfrancIranrialNigerianairaTrinidad and Tobagodollar
CanadadollarIraqdinarNorth KoreawonTunisiadinar
Cape VerdeescudoIrelandeuroNorwaykroneTurkeylira
Central African RepublicfrancIsraelsheqelOmanrialTurkmenistanmanat
ChadfrancItalyeuroPakistanrupeeTuvaludollar
ChilepesoJamaicadollarPalaudollarUgandashilling
ChinayuanJapanyenPanamabalboaUkrainehryvnia
ColombiapesoJordandinarPapua New GuineakinaUnited Arab Emiratesdirham
ComorosfrancKazakhstantengeParaguayguaraniUnited Kingdompound
Congo (Dem. Rep. of)francKenyashillingPerusolUnited Statesdollar
Congo (Rep. of)francKiribatidollarPhilippinespisoUzbekistansom
Costa RicacolonKosovoeuroPolandzlotyVanuatuvatu
Côte d'IvoirefrancKuwaitdinarPortugaleuroVatican Cityeuro
CroatiakunaKyrgyzstansomQatarriyalVenezuelabolivar
CubapesoLaoskipRomanialeuVietnamdong
CypruseuroLatvialatsRussiarubleYemenrial
Czech RepublickorunaLebanonpoundRwandafrancZambiakwacha
DenmarkkroneLesotholotiSaint Kitts and NevisdollarZimbabwedollar
DjiboutifrancLiberiadollarSaint Luciadollar  
DominicadollarLibyadinarSaint Vincent and the Grenadinesdollar  

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CURRENCY TABLE: LISTED BY BASIC UNIT

UnitCountryUnitCountryUnitCountryUnitCountry
afghaniAfghanistan Saint Lucia Gabon Colombia
ariaryMadagascar Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Guinea Cuba
bahtThailand Singapore Guinea-Bissau Dominican Republic
balboaPanama Solomon Islands Liechtenstein Mexico
birrEthiopia Suriname Mali Uruguay
bolivarVenezuela Trinidad and Tobago NigerpisoPhilippines
bolivianoBolivia Tuvalu RwandapoundEgypt
cediGhana United States Senegal Lebanon
colonCosta Rica Zimbabwe Switzerland Syria
 El SalvadordongVietnam Togo United Kingdom
cordobaNicaraguadramArmeniagourdeHaitipulaBotswana
dalasiGambiaescudoCape VerdeguaraniParaguayquetzalGuatemala
denarMacedoniaeuroAndorrahryvniaUkrainerandSouth Africa
dinarAlgeria AustriakinaPapua New GuineariyalQatar
 Bahrain BelgiumkipLaos Saudi Arabia
 Iraq CypruskorunaCzech RepublicrubelBelarus
 Jordan EstoniakronaIcelandrubleRussia
 Kuwait Finland SwedenrufiyaaMaldives
 Libya FrancekroneDenmarkrupeeIndia
 Serbia Germany Norway Mauritius
 Sudan GreecekunaCroatia Nepal
 Tunisia IrelandkwachaMalawi Pakistan
dirhamMorocco Italy Zambia Seychelles
 United Arab Emirates KosovokwanzaAngola Sri Lanka
dobraSão Tomé and Príncipe LuxembourgkyatMyanmarrupiahIndonesia
dollarAntigua and Barbuda MaltalariGeorgiasheqelIsrael
 Australia MonacolatsLatviashilinSomalia
 Bahamas MontenegrolekAlbaniashillingKenya
 Barbados NetherlandslempiraHonduras Tanzania
 Belize PortugalleoneSierra Leone Uganda
 Brunei San MarinoleuMoldovasolPeru
 Canada Slovakia RomaniasomKyrgyzstan
 Dominica SlovenialevBulgaria Uzbekistan
 East Timor SpainlilangeniSwazilandsomoniTajikistan
 Ecuador Vatican CityliraTurkeystotinkaBulgaria
 FijiforintHungarylitasLithuaniatakaBangladesh
 GrenadafrancBeninlotiLesothotalaSamoa
 Guyana Burkina FasomanatAzerbaijantengeKazakhstan
 Jamaica Burundi TurkmenistantögrögMongolia
 Kiribati CameroonmarkaBosnia and HerzegovinavatuVanuatu
 Liberia Central African RepublicmeticalMozambiquewonNorth Korea
 Marshall Islands ChadnairaNigeria South Korea
 Micronesia ComorosnakfaEritreayenJapan
 Namibia Congo (Dem. Rep. of)ngultrumBhutanyuanChina
 Nauru Congo (Rep. of)ouguiyaMauritania Taiwan
 New Zealand Côte d'Ivoirepa'angaTongazlotyPoland
 Palau DjiboutipesoArgentina  
 Saint Kitts and Nevis Equatorial Guinea Chile  

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currency

(ˈkʌrənsɪ)
n, pl -cies
1. (Currencies) a metal or paper medium of exchange that is in current use in a particular country
2. general acceptance or circulation; prevalence: the currency of ideas.
3. the period of time during which something is valid, accepted, or in force
4. the act of being passed from person to person
5. (Currencies) Austral (formerly) the local medium of exchange, esp in the colonies, as distinct from sterling
6. (Peoples) slang
a. (formerly) the native-born Australians, as distinct from the British immigrants
b. (as modifier): a currency lad.
[C17: from Medieval Latin currentia, literally: a flowing, from Latin currere to run, flow]

cur•ren•cy

(ˈkɜr ən si, ˈkʌr-)

n., pl. -cies.
1. any form of money that is in circulation as a medium of exchange in a country.
2. general acceptance; prevalence; vogue.
3. a time or period during which something is widely accepted and circulated.
4. the fact or quality of being widely accepted and circulated from person to person.
5. circulation, as of coin.
[1650–60; < Medieval Latin currentia. See current, -ency]

currency

The up-to-dateness of a map or chart as determined by comparison with the best available information at a given time.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.currency - the metal or paper medium of exchange that is presently usedcurrency - the metal or paper medium of exchange that is presently used
medium of exchange, monetary system - anything that is generally accepted as a standard of value and a measure of wealth in a particular country or region
money - the official currency issued by a government or national bank; "he changed his money into francs"
Eurocurrency - currency of the major financial and industrial countries held in those countries for the purpose of lending and borrowing
cash, hard cash, hard currency - money in the form of bills or coins; "there is a desperate shortage of hard cash"
hard currency - a currency that is not likely to depreciate suddenly in value; "the countries agreed to conduct their bilateral trade in hard currency, replacing previous barter arrangements"; "Germany once had a solid economy, good fiscal and monetary policies, and a hard currency"
folding money, paper currency, paper money - currency issued by a government or central bank and consisting of printed paper that can circulate as a substitute for specie
coinage, metal money, mintage, specie - coins collectively
2.currency - general acceptance or usecurrency - general acceptance or use; "the currency of ideas"
prevalence - the quality of prevailing generally; being widespread; "he was surprised by the prevalence of optimism about the future"
3.currency - the property of belonging to the present time; "the currency of a slang term"
nowness, presentness - the quality of being the present; "a study of the pastness of the present and...of the presentness of the past"- R.E.Spiller
contemporaneity, contemporaneousness, modernity, modernness, modernism - the quality of being current or of the present; "a shopping mall would instill a spirit of modernity into this village"

currency

noun
1. money, coinage, legal tender, medium of exchange, bills, notes, coins More people favour a single European currency than oppose it.
2. acceptance, exposure, popularity, circulation, vogue, prevalence His theory has gained wide currency in America.

Currencies

CountryCurrency
Afghanistanafghani
Albanialek
AlgeriaAlgerian dinar
Andorraeuro
Angolakwanza
Antigua and BarbudaEast Caribbean dollar
Argentinapeso
Armeniadram
AustraliaAustralian dollar
Austriaeuro
Azerbaijanmanat
BahamasBahamian dollar
Bahraindinar
Bangladeshtaka
BarbadosBarbados dollar
Belarusrouble
Belgiumeuro
BelizeBelize dollar
BeninCFA franc
Bhutanngultrum
Boliviaboliviano
Bosnia-Herzegovinaconvertible marka
Botswanapula
Brazilreal
BruneiBrunei dollar
Bulgarialev
Burkina-FasoCFA franc
BurundiBurundi franc
Cambodiariel
CameroonCFA franc
CanadaCanadian dollar
Cape Verdeescudo
Central African RepublicCFA franc
ChadCFA franc
Chilepeso
Chinayuan
Colombiapeso
ComorosComorian franc
Congo (Republic of)CFA franc
Congo (Democratic Republic of)Congolese franc
Costa Ricacólon
Côte d'IvoireCFA franc
Croatiakuna
Cubapeso
Cypruspound
Czech Republickoruna
Denmarkkrone
DjiboutiDjibouti franc
DominicaEast Caribbean dollar
Dominican Republicpeso
East TimorUS dollar
EcuadorUS dollar
Egyptpound
El Salvadorcólon
Equatorial GuineaCFA franc
Eritreanakfa
Estoniakroon
Ethiopiabirr
FijiFiji dollar
Finlandeuro
Franceeuro
French GuianaFrench franc
GabonCFA franc
Gambiadalasi
Germanyeuro
Ghanacedi
Greeceeuro
GreenlandDanish krone
GrenadaEast Caribbean dollar
Guatemalaquetzal
GuineaGuinea franc
Guinea-BissauCFA franc
GuyanaGuyana dollar
Haitigourde
Honduraslempira
Hungaryforint
Icelandkrona
Indiarupee
Indonesiarupiah
Iranrial
Iraqdinar
Ireland (Republic of)euro
Israelshekel
Italyeuro
JamaicaJamaican dollar
Japanyen
Jordandinar
Kazakhstantenge
Kenyashilling
Kirghiziasom
KiribatiAustralian dollar
Kosovodinar; euro
Kuwaitdinar
Kyrgyzstansom
Laoskip
Latvialat
Lebanonpound
Lesotholoti
LiberiaLiberian dollar
Libyadinar
LiechtensteinSwiss franc
Lithuanialitas
Luxembourgeuro
Macedoniadenar
MadagascarMalagasy franc
Malawikwacha
Malaysiaringgit
Maldives (Republic of)rufiyaa
MaliCFA franc
Maltalira
Marshall IslandsU.S. dollar
Mauritaniaouguiya
Mauritiusrupee
Mexicopeso
MicronesiaU.S. dollar
Moldovaleu
MonacoFrench franc
Mongoliatugrik
Montenegroeuro
MontserratEast Caribbean dollar
Moroccodirham
Mozambiquemetical
Myanmarkyat
NamibiaNamibian dollar
NauruAustralian dollar
Nepalrupee
Netherlandseuro
New ZealandNew Zealand dollar
Nicaraguacórdoba
NigerCFA franc
Nigerianaira
North Koreawon
Norwaykrone
Omanrial
Pakistanrupee
PalauU.S. dollar
Panamabalboa
Papua New Guineakina
Paraguayguarani
Perunew sol
PhilippinesPhilippine peso
Polandzloty
Portugaleuro
Qatarriyal
Romanialeu
Russiarouble
RwandaRwanda franc
St. Kitts and NevisEast Caribbean dollar
St. LuciaEast Caribbean dollar
St. Vincent and the GrenadinesEast Caribbean dollar
Samoatala
San Marinoeuro
São Tomé and Principedobra
Saudi Arabiariyal
SenegalCFA franc
Seychellesrupee
Sierra Leoneleone
SingaporeSingapore dollar
Slovakiakoruna
Sloveniatolar
Solomon IslandsSolomon Islands dollar
Somaliashilling
South Africarand
South Koreawon
Spaineuro
Sri Lankarupee
Sudandinar
Surinamguilder
Swazilandlilangeni
Swedenkrona
SwitzerlandSwiss franc
Syriapound
TaiwanTaiwan dollar
Tajikistansomoni
Tanzaniashilling
Thailandbaht
TogoCFA franc
Tongapa'anga
Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad and Tobago dollar
Tunisiadinar
TurkeyTurkish lira
Turkmenistanmanat
TuvaluAustralian dollar
Ugandashilling
Ukrainehryvna
United Arab Emiratesdirham
United Kingdompound sterling
United States of AmericaU.S. dollar
Uruguaypeso
Uzbekistansum
Vanuatuvatu
Vatican Cityeuro
Venezuelabolívar
Vietnamdong
Yemenriyal
Yugoslavia (Serbia)dinar
Zambiakwacha
ZimbabweZimbabwe dollar

currency

noun
Something, such as coins or printed bills, used as a medium of exchange:
Informal: wampum.
Chiefly British: brass.
Translations
عُمْلَةعِملَة مُتَداوَلَه
měnapenízevaluta
valutamønt
monovaluto
valuuta
valuutta
valuta
pénznemvaluta
gjaldmiîill
通貨
통화
valiuta
naudavalūta
mena
valuta
valuta
เงินตรา
kurparapara birimi
tiền tệ

currency

[ˈkʌrənsɪ]
A. N
1. (= monetary system, money) → moneda f
foreign currencymoneda f extranjera, divisas fpl
see also paper C
2. (fig) → aceptación f
his theory had wide currency in Americasu teoría tuvo amplia aceptación en América
these things are the currency of everyday lifeestas cosas son el pan nuestro de cada día
to gain currency [views, ideas] → darse a conocer, difundirse
it was his writing that gave the term currencyel término se dio a conocer gracias a sus escritos
B. CPD currency market Nmercado m monetario, mercado m de divisas
currency note Npagaré m fiscal, pagaré m de tesorería
currency restrictions NPLrestricciones fpl monetarias
currency snake Nserpiente f monetaria
currency unit Nunidad f monetaria

currency

[ˈkʌrənsi] n
(= money) → monnaie f
foreign currency → devises fpl étrangères, monnaie f étrangère
single European currency → monnaie f unique européenne hard currency
(fig) to gain currency → s'accréditercurrency trading néchanges mpl monétaires

currency

n
(Fin) → Währung f; foreign currencyDevisen pl
Verbreitung f; (of word, expression)Gebräuchlichkeit f; to gain currencysich verbreiten, um sich greifen; to give currency to a rumour/theoryein Gerücht/eine Theorie verbreiten or in Umlauf setzen

currency

:
currency appreciation
nGeldaufwertung f
currency depreciation
nGeldabwertung f
currency market
nDevisenmarkt m
currency scam
n (inf)Währungsschwindel mor -betrug m
currency snake
nWährungsschlange f
currency speculator
nWährungsspekulant(in) m(f)
currency trader
nDevisenhändler(in) m(f)
currency trading

currency

[ˈkʌrnsɪ] n
a.moneta
foreign currency → valuta estera
hard currency → moneta forte
paper currency → banconote fpl
b. (fig) (of ideas) to gain currencyacquistare larga diffusione, acquistare credito

currency

(ˈkarənsi) , ((American) ˈkə:-) plural ˈcurrencies noun
the money (notes and coins) of a country. the currencies of the world; foreign currency.

currency

عُمْلَة měna valuta Währung νόμισμα moneda valuutta devise valuta valuta 通貨 통화 munteenheid valuta waluta moeda corrente валюта valuta เงินตรา kur tiền tệ 货币
References in classic literature ?
Hoch has a good many cart-loads of the Black Forest currency himself, and therefore is a good catch; but he is sordid, mean, and without sentiment, whereas Gretchen is all sentiment and poetry.
There is some justice in this opinion, as there always is in such as attain general currency.
The one can prescribe no rules concerning the commerce or currency of the nation; the other is in several respects the arbiter of commerce, and in this capacity can establish markets and fairs, can regulate weights and measures, can lay embargoes for a limited time, can coin money, can authorize or prohibit the circulation of foreign coin.
The power to make any thing but gold and silver a tender in payment of debts, is withdrawn from the States, on the same principle with that of issuing a paper currency.
On my affording an opportunity, through the medium of the currency of the realm, of the allaying, at a later period, this beneficial evil, one of the men remarked,
not to say pieces of gold, silver, bronze, or even iron, wrought more or less, but unstamped, were the nearest approach to a currency that had as yet been reached.
Peter Goldthwaite, on the contrary, after innumerable schemes, which ought to have collected all the coin and paper currency of the country into his coffers, was as needy a gentleman as ever wore a patch upon his elbow.
They were a great deal worse than the old Indian currency of clam-shells.
It seemed to me that some accident - say the loss of a memorandum indicating its locality - had deprived him of the means of recovering it, and that this accident had become known to his followers, who otherwise might never have heard that treasure had been concealed at all, and who, busying themselves in vain, because unguided attempts, to regain it, had given first birth, and then universal currency, to the reports which are now so common.
I s’pose you know, Leather-Stocking, that there is an act passed to lay a fine of five pounds currency, or twelve dollars and fifty cents, by decimals, on every man who kills a deer betwixt January and August.
The pile of paper currency occupied the whole table.
But the woman had fled through a door, and on the paper was written:--"This is to certify that I, The Worm, have paid in full my debts to the Senior Subaltern, and, further, that the Senior Subaltern is my debtor, by agreement on the 23d of February, as by the Mess attested, to the extent of one month's Captain's pay, in the lawful currency of the India Empire.