Simple Definition of currency
: the money that a country uses : a specific kind of money
: something that is used as money
: the quality or state of being used or accepted by many people
Full Definition of currency
2 a : something (as coins, treasury notes, and banknotes) that is in circulation as a medium of exchange b : paper money in circulation c : a common article for bartering d : a medium of verbal or intellectual expression
Examples of currency in a sentence
A new currency has been introduced in the foreign exchange market.
They were paid in U.S. currency.
Furs were once traded as currency.
The word has not yet won widespread currency.
I'm not sure about the accuracy and currency of their information.
First Known Use of currency
CURRENCY Defined for Kids
Definition of currency for Students
1 : common use or acceptance <The idea has wide currency.>
2 : money in circulation <We were paid in the country's currency.>
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