/ ˈkʌrənsi; NAmE ˈkɜːr-/ noun ( pl. -ies )
[ C , U ] the system of money that a country uses :
trading in foreign currencies
a single European currency
You'll need some cash in local currency but you can also use your credit card.
—see also hard currency
[ U ] the fact that sth is used or accepted by a lot of people :
The term 'post-industrial' now has wide currency .
The qualification has gained currency all over the world.