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EN[ˈkʌɹənt] [ˈkɝɹənt]
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WCurrent
  • Current may refer to:

    Definition of current in English Dictionary

  • NounPLcurrentsSUF-ent
    1. The part of a fluid that moves continuously in a certain direction.
      1. (electricity) The time rate of flow of electric charge.
        1. Symbol: I (inclined upper case letter "I") Units:
        2. SI: ampere (A) CGS: esu/second (esu/s)
      2. A tendency or a course of events.
      3. AdjectiveCOMcurrenterCOMmore currentSUPcurrentestSUPmost current
        1. Existing or occurring at the moment.
          1. Hidden behind thickets of acronyms and gorse bushes of detail, a new great game is under way across the globe. Some call it geoeconomics, but it's geopolitics too. The current power play consists of an extraordinary range of countries simultaneously sitting down to negotiate big free trade and investment agreements.
        2. Generally accepted, used, practiced, or prevalent at the moment.
          1. OBS Running or moving rapidly.
          2. More Examples
            1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
              • The current crisis stems from the short-sighted politics of the previous government.
              • The algorithm then recurses on the children of the current tree node.
              • They found a higher rate of lifetime and current Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) in subjects with DSM-III-R atypical depression than in those with nonatypical depression (14% compared to 5%).
            2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
              • Current examples: wood, wooden; gold, golden; brass, brazen
          • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
            1. Adjectives
              • Nouns
                • Countable nouns
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              1. en currently
              2. en currents
              3. en currenter
              4. en currentest
              5. en currentness
              Source: Wiktionary
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              Grammatically, this word "current" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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