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current

noun

1 current

A flow of electricity through a conductor:
— The current was measured in amperes.

synonym: electric current.

Dutch: stroomsterkte
Polish: prąd, prąd elektryczny



2 current

A steady flow of a fluid (usually from natural causes):
— The raft floated downstream on the current.

synonym: stream.

Roget 349: wind, draught, flatus, afflatus, efflation, eluvium; air; breath, breath of air; puff, whiff, zephyr; blow, breeze, ... show more

Dutch: stroming, stroom, vloed
Polish: bieg, nurt

3 current

Dominant course (suggestive of running water) of successive events or ideas:
— The current of history.

synonyms: flow, stream.

Roget 348: running water.    jet, spirt, spurt, squirt, spout, spray, splash, rush, gush, jet d'eau [Fr.]; sluice.    water spout, water fall; ... show more

Dutch: stroming

adjective

1 current

Occurring in or belonging to the present time.

Roget 1: existing etc. v.; existent, under the sun; in existence etc. n.; extant; afloat, afoot, on foot, current, prevalent; ... show more

Roget 151: happening etc. v.; going on, doing, current; in the wind, in the air, afloat; on foot, afoot, on the tapis; at issue, ... show more

Roget 118: present, actual, instant, current, existing, extant, that is; present-day, up-to-date, up-to-the-moment.   

Roget 560: lingual, linguistic; dialectic; vernacular, current; bilingual; diglot, hexaglot, polyglot; literary.   

Roget 532: many-tongued; rumored; publicly rumored, currently rumored, currently reported; rife, current, floating, afloat, going about, in circulation, in every one's mouth, all over the town.    in progress; ... show more

Roget 531: published etc. v.; current etc. (news) 532; in circulation, public; notorious; flagrant, arrant; open ... show more

Roget 613: habitual; accustomary; prescriptive, accustomed etc. v.; of daily occurrence, of everyday occurrence; consuetudinary; wonted, usual, general, ordinary, ... show more

Polish: aktualny, obecny


Moby thesaurus: AC, Brownian movement, DC, Zeitgeist, a la mode, absorption current, accepted, accessible, accidental, accompanying, accustomed, active current, actual, ado, advance, advised, affirmed, affluence, afflux, affluxion ... show more.

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