Definition of "current" []

  • Belonging to the present time: current events; current leaders. (adjective)
  • Being in progress now: current negotiations. (adjective)
  • Passing from one to another; circulating: current bills and coins. (adjective)
  • Prevalent, especially at the present time: current fashions. See Synonyms at prevailing. (adjective)
  • Running; flowing. (adjective)
  • Of the immediate present; in progress (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Most recent; up-to-date (adjective)
  • Commonly known, practised, or accepted; widespread (adjective)
  • Circulating and valid at present (adjective)
  • (esp of water or air) a steady usually natural flow (noun)
  • A mass of air, body of water, etc, that has a steady flow in a particular direction (noun)
  • The rate of flow of such a mass (noun)
  • A flow of electric charge through a conductor (noun)
  • The rate of flow of this charge. It is measured in amperes (noun)
  • A general trend or drift (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "current" in a sentence
  • "An electric current produces a magnet, and _a magnet also may be made to produce an electric current_."
  • "Now when a current acts by induction upon conducting matter lateral to it, it probably acts upon the electricity in that conducting matter whether it be in the form of a _current_ or"
  • "# Alternatively, we could just use makeobj in the commands below ... current = ` pwd ` if [ "$srcFolder" = "$current"]; then cb fi"