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current

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈkʌrənt/
an opinion or a feeling that a group of people have: The general current of opinion is against such drastic cuts in public spending. There is a growing current of support for environmental issues among consumers.
Translations of “current”
in Korean 기류, 전류…
in Arabic تَيّار…
in French courant…
in Turkish (hava) akım, cereyan, (elektrik) akım…
in Italian corrente…
in Chinese (Traditional) 流動, 水流, 氣流…
in Russian течение, поток, (электрический) ток…
in Polish prąd…
in Spanish corriente…
in Portuguese corrente…
in German der Strom…
in Catalan corrent…
in Japanese (空気や水の)流れ, 電流…
in Chinese (Simplified) 流动, 水流, 气流…
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