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 (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.
Origin and Etymology of currency
First Known Use: 1624
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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