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currency

noun uk   /ˈkʌr.ən.si/  us   /ˈkɝː-/

currency noun (MONEY)

B1 [C or U] the money that is used in a particular country at a particular time: foreign currency
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currency noun (ACCEPTANCE)

[U] the state of being commonly known or accepted, or of being used in many places: His ideas enjoyed wide currency during the last century. Many informal expressions are gaining currency in serious newspapers.
Translations of “currency”
in Arabic عُمْلة…
in Korean 화폐 단위…
in Malaysian matawang…
in French monnaie…
in Turkish resmi para, tedavüldeki para, (fikir) geçerlilik…
in Italian valuta…
in Chinese (Traditional) 錢, 貨幣,流通貨幣…
in Russian валюта, распространенность…
in Polish waluta, popularność…
in Vietnamese tiền tệ…
in Spanish moneda…
in Portuguese moeda…
in Thai เงินตรา…
in German die Währung…
in Catalan moneda…
in Japanese 通貨…
in Indonesian mata uang…
in Chinese (Simplified) 钱, 货币,通货…
(Definition of currency from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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