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Meaning of CURRENCY

Pronunciation:  'kurunsee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  general acceptance or use; "the currency of ideas"
  2. [n]  the property of belonging to the present time; "the currency of a slang term"
  3. [n]  the metal or paper medium of exchange that is presently used
  4. [n]  a current state of general acceptance and use

CURRENCY is a 8 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: currentness, up-to-dateness, vogue
 See Also: acceptance, cash, coinage, contemporaneity, contemporaneousness, folding money, hard cash, hard currency, medium of exchange, metal money, mintage, modernism, modernity, modernness, monetary system, money, nowness, paper currency, paper money, presentness, prevalence, specie



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Cur"ren*cy\ (k?r"r?n-c?), n.; pl. {Currencies} (-s?z).
[Cf. LL. currentia a current, fr. L. currens, p. pr. of
currere to run. See {Current}.]
1. A continued or uninterrupted course or flow like that of a
   stream; as, the currency of time. [Obs.] --Ayliffe.

2. The state or quality of being current; general acceptance
   or reception; a passing from person to person, or from
   hand to hand; circulation; as, a report has had a long or
   general currency; the currency of bank notes.

3. That which is in circulation, or is given and taken as
   having or representing value; as, the currency of a
   country; a specie currency; esp., government or bank notes
   circulating as a substitute for metallic money.

4. Fluency; readiness of utterance. [Obs.]

5. Current value; general estimation; the rate at which
   anything is generally valued.

         He . . . takes greatness of kingdoms according to
         their bulk and currency, and not after intrinsic
         value.                                --Bacon.

         The bare name of Englishman . . . too often gave a
         transient currency to the worthless and ungrateful.
                                               --W. Irving.

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