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English definition of “current”

current

noun [C] (MOVEMENT)   /ˈkɜr·ənt, ˈkʌr·ənt/
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.
(Definition of current noun (MOVEMENT) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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