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current

adjective [usually before noun]
 
 
/ˈkʌrənt/
happening or existing at the present time: A lot of businesses are being hurt by the current high interest rates. The group said it would return to profit within the current financial year. They offered to pay me twice my current salary. Who is the current editor of the Times?
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…
(Definition of current adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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