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currentadjective

 us   /ˈkɜr·ənt, ˈkʌr·ənt/
  • current adjective (HAPPENING NOW)

of the ​presenttime or most ​recent: Under current ​statelaw, ​students can ​drop out of ​schoollegally at ​age 17.

currentnoun [C]

 us   /ˈkɜr·ənt, ˈkʌr·ənt/
  • current noun [C] (MOVEMENT)

a ​movement of ​water or ​air: The ​boatdrifted with the current until it was ​miles from ​shore. physics Electric current is the ​passage of ​electricity through a ​wire.
(Definition of current from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"current" in British English

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currentadjective

uk   /ˈkʌr.ənt/  us   /ˈkɝː-/
B2 of the ​presenttime: Have you ​seen the current issue of (= the most ​recentlypublished) Vogue ​magazine? The word is no ​longer in current use.

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adverb uk   us   /-li/

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B2 The Director is currently having ​talks in the US

currentnoun [C]

uk   /ˈkʌr.ənt/  us   /ˈkɝː-/
  • current noun [C] (FLOW)

a ​movement of ​water, ​air, or ​electricity in a ​particulardirection: 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.
(Definition of current from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"current" in Business English

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currentadjective [usually before noun]

uk   us   /ˈkʌrənt/
happening or existing at the ​presenttime: A lot of ​businesses are being hurt by the current high ​interestrates. The ​group said it would ​return to ​profit within the current ​financialyear. They ​offered to ​pay me twice my current ​salary. Who is the current ​editor of the Times?

currentnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈkʌrənt/
an ​opinion or a ​feeling that a ​group of ​people have: The ​general current of ​opinion is against such ​drasticcuts in ​publicspending. There is a ​growing current of ​support for ​environmentalissues among ​consumers.
(Definition of current from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “current”
in Korean 현재의…
in Arabic حالي…
in Malaysian semasa…
in French courant, actuel…
in Russian текущий, нынешний…
in Chinese (Traditional) 現時的,當前的, 現行的…
in Italian attuale, corrente…
in Turkish mevcut olan, geçerli, halihazırda var olan…
in Polish aktualny, obecny, bieżący…
in Spanish actual…
in Vietnamese hiện tại…
in Portuguese atual, corrente…
in Thai ที่ใช้กันอยู่ในปัจจุบัน…
in German gegenwärtig…
in Catalan actual…
in Japanese 現在の…
in Chinese (Simplified) 现时的,当前的, 现行的…
in Indonesian sekarang…
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