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current

adjective uk   /ˈkʌr.ənt/ us    /ˈkɝː-/
B2 of the present time: Have you seen the current issue of (= the most recently published) Vogue magazine? The word is no longer in current use.
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currently
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
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B2 The Director is currently having talks in the US

current

noun [C] uk   /ˈkʌr.ənt/ us    /ˈkɝː-/

current noun [C] (FLOW)

a movement of water, air, or electricity in a particular direction: to swim against/with the current He was swept out to sea by the strong current. Switch off the electric current before changing the bulb.

current noun [C] (FEELING)

a particular opinion or feeling that a group of people have: There is a growing current of support for green issues among voters.
Translations of “current”
in Korean 현재의…
in Arabic حالي…
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 Spanish actual…
in Portuguese atual, corrente…
in German gegenwärtig…
in Catalan actual…
in Japanese 現在の…
in Chinese (Simplified) 现时的,当前的, 现行的…
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