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currentadjective

 us   /ˈkɜr·ənt, ˈkʌr·ənt/

current adjective (HAPPENING NOW)

of the present time or most recent: Under current state law, students can drop out of school legally at age 17.

currentnoun [C]

 us   /ˈkɜr·ənt, ˈkʌr·ənt/

current noun [C] (MOVEMENT)

a movement of water or air: The boat drifted with the current until it was miles from shore. physics Electric current is the passage of electricity through a wire.
Translations of “current”
in Arabic حالي…
in Korean 현재의…
in Malaysian semasa…
in French courant, actuel…
in Turkish mevcut olan, geçerli, halihazırda var olan…
in Italian attuale, corrente…
in Chinese (Traditional) 現時的,當前的, 現行的…
in Russian текущий, нынешний…
in Polish aktualny, obecny, bieżący…
in Vietnamese hiện tại…
in Spanish actual…
in Portuguese atual, corrente…
in Thai ที่ใช้กันอยู่ในปัจจุบัน…
in German gegenwärtig…
in Catalan actual…
in Japanese 現在の…
in Indonesian sekarang…
in Chinese (Simplified) 现时的,当前的, 现行的…
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