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current

adjective

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1 accepted, used, or practiced by most people
  • Current wisdom on parenting favors allowing children lots of self-expression.
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2 being or involving the latest methods, concepts, information, or styles
  • Current therapies for treating cancer have success rates that were undreamed of only a few decades ago.
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current

noun

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1 a prevailing or general movement or inclination
  • The currents of fashion are always changing.
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2 noticeable movement of air in a particular direction
  • curtains that were being lightly lifted by a fresh current from the open window
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tendency, trend, drift, tenor, current mean movement in a particular direction. tendency implies an inclination sometimes amounting to an impelling force.
    • a general tendency toward inflation
trend applies to the general direction maintained by a winding or irregular course.
    • the long-term trend of the stock market is upward
drift may apply to a tendency determined by external forces
    • the drift of the population away from large cities
or it may apply to an underlying or obscure trend of meaning or discourse.
    • got the drift of her argument
tenor stresses a clearly perceptible direction and a continuous, undeviating course.
    • the tenor of the times
current implies a clearly defined but not necessarily unalterable course.
    • an encounter that changed the current of my life


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