Definition of Current. Meaning of Current. Synonyms of Current

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Definition of Current

Current
Current Cur"rent, n. [Cf. F. courant. See Current, a. ] 1. A flowing or passing; onward motion. Hence: A body of fluid moving continuously in a certain direction; a stream; esp., the swiftest part of it; as, a current of water or of air; that which resembles a stream in motion; as, a current of electricity. Two such silver currents, when they join, Do glorify the banks that bound them in. --Shak. The surface of the ocean is furrowed by currents, whose direction . . . the navigator should know. --Nichol. 2. General course; ordinary procedure; progressive and connected movement; as, the current of time, of events, of opinion, etc. Current meter, an instrument for measuring the velocity, force, etc., of currents. Current mill, a mill driven by a current wheel. Current wheel, a wheel dipping into the water and driven by the current of a stream or by the ebb and flow of the tide. Syn: Stream; course. See Stream.

Meaning of Current from wikipedia

- Currents or The Current may refer to: Current (fluid), the flow of a liquid or a gas Air current, a flow of air Ocean current, a current in the ocean Rip...
- An electric current is the rate of flow of electric charge past a point or region. An electric current is said to exist when there is a net flow of electric...
- Alternating current (AC) is an electric current which periodically reverses direction, in contrast to direct current (DC) which flows only in one direction...
- Direct current (DC) is the one directional or unidirectional flow electric charge. An electrochemical cell is a prime example of DC power. Direct current may...
- A rip current, often simply called a rip (or misleadingly a rip tide), is a specific kind of water current that can occur near beaches with breaking waves...
- The Current War is a 2017 American historical drama film inspired by the 19th-century competition between Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse over which...
- Eddy currents (also called Foucault's currents) are loops of electrical current induced within conductors by a changing magnetic field in the conductor...
- Current affairs may refer to: Current Affairs (magazine), a bimonthly magazine of culture and politics. Current affairs (news format): a genre of broadcast...
- with other currents influence a current's direction and strength. Ocean currents are primarily horizontal water movements. An ocean current flows for great...
- Below is a list of current National Basketball ****ociation (NBA) team rosters. There are a total of 15 teams in the Eastern Conference. There are a total...
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