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

- Look up current or Current in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Currents, Current or The Current may refer to: Current (fluid), the flow of a liquid or...
- An electric current is a stream of charged particles, such as electrons or ions, moving through an electrical conductor or space. It is measured as the...
- with other currents influence a current's direction and strength. Ocean currents are primarily horizontal water movements. An ocean current flows for great...
- Direct current (DC) is one-directional flow of electric charge. An electrochemical cell is a prime example of DC power. Direct current may flow through...
- Alternating current (AC) is an electric current which periodically reverses direction and changes its magnitude continuously with time in contrast to...
- A current transformer (CT) is a type of transformer that is used to reduce or multiply an alternating current (AC). It produces a current in its secondary...
- which two monarchs rule simultaneously over a single state, as is the current situation in Andorra, are known as coregencies. A variety of titles are...
- Current affairs may refer to: Current Affairs (magazine) a bimonthly magazine of culture and politics. Current affairs (news format): a genre of broadcast...
- Eddy currents (also called Foucault's currents) are loops of electrical current induced within conductors by a changing magnetic field in the conductor...
- Current account or Current Account may refer to: Current account (balance of payments), a country's balance of trade, net of factor income and cash transfers...