Definition of currency
1a : circulation as a medium of exchangeb : general use, acceptance, or prevalence a story gaining currencyc : the quality or state of being current : currentness needed to check the accuracy and currency of the information
2a : something (such as coins, treasury notes, and banknotes) that is in circulation as a medium of exchangeb : paper money in circulationc : a common article for bartering Furs were once used as currency.d : a medium of verbal or intellectual expression … neither side possessed any currency but clichés … — Jan Struther
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.
Recent Examples of currency from the Web
When a country's currency is weak, its products enjoy a price advantage in foreign markets.
Q: Does Germany manipulate its currency to make its goods cheaper and gain advantage?
Gjuraj is accused of structuring cash withdrawals to avoid filing currency transaction reports.
Iceland's ministry of Education, Science and Culture estimates that documenting the country's artifacts before they are lost could cost 330 million krona, about $3.3 million U.S. currency.
Dubke was the rare Trump newcomer in a White House in which personal relationships and proximity to the president are the currency.
Dubke was the rare Trump newcomer in a White House in which personal relationships and proximity to the president is the currency.
Barclays suspended Jack Murray in October 2013, shortly after regulators began probing banks suspected of manipulating the global-currencies market.
Police recovered electronic items, currency and personal items that were stolen from locked and unlocked parked vehicles on Southgate Road, Old Barn Road and Churchill Road, police said.
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CURRENCY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of currency for English Language Learners
: 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
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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