Meaning of CURRENT in English


■ adjective

1》 happening or belonging to the present time: ~ affairs.

2》 in general use.

■ noun

1》 a body of water or air moving in a definite direction through a surrounding body of water or air in which there is less movement.

2》 a flow of electricity which results from the ordered directional movement of electrically charged particles.

↘a quantity representing the rate of flow of electric charge, usually measured in amperes.


ME (in the sense 'running, flowing'): from OFr. corant 'running', from courre 'run', from L. currere 'run'.

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