current

current
cur|rent1 W1S1 [ˈkʌrənt US ˈkə:r-] adj [only before noun]
[Date: 1200-1300; : Old French; Origin: curant, present participle of courre 'to run', from Latin currere]
happening or existing now
the current President
In its current state, the house would be worth £200,000.
current 2
current2 n
1.) a continuous movement of water in a river, lake, or sea
→↑tide
ocean/sea/tidal etc current
Strong currents can be very dangerous for swimmers.
2.) a continuous movement of air
Some birds use warm air currents to help them fly.
current of
currents of warm air rising from the plain
3.) a flow of electricity through a wire
an electrical current
4.) an idea, feeling, or opinion that a particular group of people has
The committee reflects the different political currents within the organization.
current of
There was an underlying current of discontent among teachers.
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HINT
Do not confuse with currant (=small dried fruit).
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Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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