au courant


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au cou·rant

 (ō′ ko͞o-räN′)
adj.
1. Informed on current affairs; up-to-date.
2. Fully familiar; knowledgeable.

[French : au, in the + courant, current.]
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au courant

(o kurɑ̃)
adj
up-to-date, esp in knowledge of current affairs
[literally: in the current]
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au cou•rant

(ˌoʊ kʊˈrɑ̃)
adj.
1. up-to-date.
2. fully aware or familiar; cognizant.
[< French: literally, in the current]
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au courant

A French phrase meaning in the current, used to mean fully informed.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.au courant - being up to particular standard or level especially in being up to date in knowledgeau courant - being up to particular standard or level especially in being up to date in knowledge; "kept abreast of the latest developments"; "constant revision keeps the book au courant"; "always au fait on the latest events"; "up on the news"
informed - having much knowledge or education; "an informed public"; "informed opinion"; "the informed customer"
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au courant

(French)
adjective
au courant with up-to-date with, acquainted with, abreast of, knowledgeable about, well-informed about, conversant with, well up on, up to speed with, in the know about, enlightened of, au fait with, in the swim about He was so wonderfully au courant with the European scene.
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au courant

adjective
Characteristic of recent times or informed of what is current:
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