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noun cur·ren·cy \ˈkər-ən(t)-sē, ˈkə-rən(t)-\

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of currency

plural

currencies

  1. 1 a :  circulation as a medium of exchange b :  general use, acceptance, or prevalence <a story gaining currency> c :  the quality or state of being current :  currentness

  2. 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

  1. A new currency has been introduced in the foreign exchange market.

  2. They were paid in U.S. currency.

  3. Furs were once traded as currency.

  4. The word has not yet won widespread currency.

  5. I'm not sure about the accuracy and currency of their information.



1624

First Known Use of currency

1624

Other Monetary Terms



CURRENCY Defined for Kids

currency

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noun cur·ren·cy \ˈkər-ən-sē\

Definition of currency for Students

plural

currencies

  1. 1 :  common use or acceptance <The idea has wide currency.>

  2. 2 :  money in circulation <We were paid in the country's currency.>





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