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English definition of “current”


adjective  /ˈkɜr·ənt, ˈkʌr·ənt/ us  

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.


noun [C]  /ˈkɜr·ənt, ˈkʌr·ənt/ us  

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.
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