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cur•rent(ˈkɜr ənt, ˈkʌr-)
These words are both pronounced /'kʌrənt/.
Currant is a noun. A currant is a small dried grape.
Current can be a noun or an adjective.
A current is a steady and continuous flowing movement of some of the water in a river or lake, or in the sea.
A current is also a steady flowing movement of air, or a flow of electricity through a wire or circuit.
Current is used to describe things which are happening or being used now, rather than at some time in the past or future.
|Noun||1.||current - a flow of electricity through a conductor; "the current was measured in amperes"|
electrical phenomenon - a physical phenomenon involving electricity
juice - electric current; "when the wiring was finished they turned on the juice"
thermionic current - an electric current produced between two electrodes as a result of electrons emitted by thermionic emission
|2.||current - a steady flow of a fluid (usually from natural causes); "the raft floated downstream on the current"; "he felt a stream of air"; "the hose ejected a stream of water"|
violent stream, torrent - a violently fast stream of water (or other liquid); "the houses were swept away in the torrent"
eddy, twist - a miniature whirlpool or whirlwind resulting when the current of a fluid doubles back on itself
maelstrom, whirlpool, vortex - a powerful circular current of water (usually the result of conflicting tides)
ocean current - the steady flow of surface ocean water in a prevailing direction
|3.||current - dominant course (suggestive of running water) of successive events or ideas; "two streams of development run through American history"; "stream of consciousness"; "the flow of thought"; "the current of history"|
|Adj.||1.||current - occurring in or belonging to the present time; "current events"; "the current topic"; "current negotiations"; "current psychoanalytic theories"; "the ship's current position"|
modern - belonging to the modern era; since the Middle Ages; "modern art"; "modern furniture"; "modern history"; "totem poles are modern rather than prehistoric"
new - not of long duration; having just (or relatively recently) come into being or been made or acquired or discovered; "a new law"; "new cars"; "a new comet"; "a new friend"; "a new year"; "the New World"
noncurrent - not current or belonging to the present time
present past, old-fashioned, obsolete, out-of-date, archaic, outmoded, passé
the current month/year → el presente mes/año, el mes/año en curso
the current issue of the magazine → el último número de la revista
her current boyfriend → su novio de ahora
to be in current use → estar en uso corriente
a word in current use → una palabra de uso corriente
the current opinion is that → actualmente se cree que ...
this idea/method is still quite current → esta idea/este método se usa bastante todavía
direct/alternating current → corriente f directa/alterna
to go against the current → ir contra la corriente
to go with the current → dejarse llevar por la corriente
the current situation → la situation actuelle
the current issue of a magazine → le dernier numéro d'un magazine
in current use → d'usage courantcurrent account n (British) → compte m courantcurrent affairs [ˌkʌrəntəˈfɛərz]
in current use → in uso corrente, d'uso comune
the current issue of a magazine → l'ultimo numero di una rivista
her current boyfriend → il suo attuale ragazzo