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currency definition

Overview

This page has 5 definitions of currency in English. Currency is a noun. Examples of how to use currency in a sentence are shown. Also define these 0 related words and terms: .

English

Etymology

Borrowed from Medieval Latin currentia, from Latin currēns, from currō.

Pronunciation

Noun

currency (countable and uncountable, plural currencies)

  1. Money or other items used to facilitate transactions.
    Wampum was used as a currency by Amerindians.
  2. (more specifically) Paper money.
    • 1943, William Saroyan, The Human Comedy, chapter 3,
      Spangler went through his pockets, coming out with a handful of small coins, one piece of currency and a hard-boiled egg.
  3. The state of being current; general acceptance or recognition.
    The jargon’s currency.
  4. (obsolete) Current value; general estimation; the rate at which anything is generally valued.
  5. (obsolete) fluency; readiness of utterance

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