base currency Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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base currencynoun [C]

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FINANCE the first ​currency that is mentioned in a ​pair of ​currencies that are being ​traded: If you ​buy a ​currencypair, you ​buy the ​basecurrency and ​sell the ​quotecurrency.
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