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currency meaning

EN[ˈkɝ.ən.si]
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  • A currency (from Middle English: curraunt, "in circulation", from Latin: currens, -entis) in the most specific use of the word refers to money in any form when in actual use or circulation as a medium of exchange,
  • Other definitions of the term "currency" are discussed in their respective synonymous articles banknote, coin, and money. The latter definition, pertaining to the currency systems of nations, is the topic of this article.
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    Definition of currency in English Dictionary

  • NounPLcurrenciesSUF-ency
    1. Money or other items used to facilitate transactions.
      1. Wampum was used as a currency by Amerindians.
    2. (more specifically) Paper money.
      1. The state of being current; general acceptance or recognition.
        1. The jargon’s currency.
      2. OBS fluency; readiness of utterance.
        1. OBS Current value; general estimation; the rate at which anything is generally valued.
          1. He [ …] takes greatness of kingdoms according to their bulk and currency, and not after intrinsic value. — Francis Bacon.
          2. The bare name of Englishman [ …] too often gave a transient currency to the worthless and ungrateful. — W. Irving.
      3. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • The euro is the currency of the European superstate.
          • The dollar symbol has no relationship to the concept of currency or any related idea.
          • Iceland's foreign currency market has seized up after the three largest banks collapsed.
        2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
          • Both economies recklessly decide to hyperinflate their currencies.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Nouns
          • Countable nouns
            • Singularia tantum
              • Uncountable nouns
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          Source: Wiktionary
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          Grammatically, this word "currency" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum.
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