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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
              • However, most current educational models focus on uniprofessional training, rather than truly interprofessional ones.
              • Another possible physiological role for a hyperpolarization-activated inward current could be in the postburst hyperpolarization that is characteristic of parasol cells.
              • How much of our current agricultural policy can we lay at the feet of the Iowa caucuses?
            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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