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"currency" in British English

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currencynoun

uk   /ˈkʌr.ən.si/  us   /ˈkɝː.ən.si/
  • currency noun (MONEY)

B1 [C or U] the ​money that is used in a ​particularcountry at a ​particulartime: foreign currency

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  • currency noun (ACCEPTANCE)

[U] the ​state of being ​commonlyknown or ​accepted, or of being used in many ​places: His ​ideas enjoyedwide currency during the last ​century. Many ​informalexpressions are gaining currency in ​seriousnewspapers.
(Definition of currency from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"currency" in American English

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currencynoun

 us   /ˈkɜr·ən·si, ˈkʌr·ən-/
  • currency noun (MONEY)

[C/U] the ​money in use in a ​particularcountry: [C] The US ​dollarfellyesterday against most ​foreign currencies.
  • currency noun (ACCEPTANCE)

[U] fml the ​state of being ​commonlyknown or ​accepted, or of being used in many ​places: The ​idea that ​computer use ​enhancesstudents’ ​motivation has ​gained currency in ​recentyears.
(Definition of currency from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"currency" in Business English

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currencynoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˈkʌrənsi/ (plural currencies) ( abbreviation cur)
MONEY, FINANCE the ​system of ​money that is used in a particular country at a particular ​time: domestic/foreign/local currency The ​deal will be done in the ​local currency.stable/strong/weak currency They ​benefited from having a ​stable currency over a ​longperiod of ​time.buy/sell currency Currency is ​bought on the currency ​foreignexchange, also known as the forex ​exchange.devalue/revalue a currency The Central ​bankdevalued the currency to ​curbrisinginflation.a currency rises/falls Stocks ​jumped and the currency ​rose for the first ​time in several weeks.currency dealing/trade/trading This ​website will give you ​toptips on the ​foreignexchangemarkets from currency ​tradingexperts.. currency ​dealer/​trader
(Definition of currency from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “currency”
in Korean 화폐 단위…
in Arabic عُمْلة…
in Malaysian matawang…
in French monnaie…
in Russian валюта, распространенность…
in Chinese (Traditional) 錢, 貨幣,流通貨幣…
in Italian valuta…
in Turkish resmi para, tedavüldeki para, (fikir) geçerlilik…
in Polish waluta, popularność…
in Spanish moneda…
in Vietnamese tiền tệ…
in Portuguese moeda…
in Thai เงินตรา…
in German die Währung…
in Catalan moneda…
in Japanese 通貨…
in Chinese (Simplified) 钱, 货币,通货…
in Indonesian mata uang…
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“currency” in British English

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