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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   us   /-li/
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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 Arabic حالي…
in Korean 현재의…
in Malaysian semasa…
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 Vietnamese hiện tại…
in Spanish actual…
in Portuguese atual, corrente…
in Thai ที่ใช้กันอยู่ในปัจจุบัน…
in German gegenwärtig…
in Catalan actual…
in Japanese 現在の…
in Indonesian sekarang…
in Chinese (Simplified) 现时的,当前的, 现行的…
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