Meaning of CURRENT in English
transcription, транскрипция: [ kʌrənt, AM kɜ:r- ]
Frequency: The word is one of the 700 most common words in English.
A current is a steady and continuous flowing movement of some of the water in a river, lake, or sea.
Under normal conditions, the ocean currents of the tropical Pacific travel from east to west...
The couple were swept away by the strong current.
A current is a steady flowing movement of air.
I felt a current of cool air blowing in my face.
N-COUNT : usu with supp
An electric current is a flow of electricity through a wire or circuit.
A powerful electric current is passed through a piece of graphite.
A particular current is a particular feeling, idea, or quality that exists within a group of people.
Each party represents a distinct current of thought...
N-COUNT : with supp , oft N of n
Current means happening, being used, or being done at the present time.
The current situation is very different to that in 1990...
He plans to repeal a number of current policies...
ADJ : usu ADJ n
Twelve potential vaccines are currently being tested on human volunteers...
ADV : ADV before v
Ideas and customs that are current are generally accepted and used by most people.
Current thinking suggests that toxins only have a small part to play in the build up of cellulite...
see also alternating current , direct current
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006