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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 flow of charged particles, such as electrons or ions, moving through an electrical conductor or space. It is defined as the net...
- 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 that periodically reverses direction and changes its magnitude continuously with time, in contrast to...
- with other currents influence a current's direction and strength. Ocean currents are primarily horizontal water movements. An ocean current flows for great...
- electromagnetism, current density is the amount of charge per unit time that flows through a unit area of a chosen cross section. The current density vector...
- Current affairs may refer to: Current Affairs (magazine) a bimonthly American magazine of culture and politics. Current affairs (news format), a genre...
- This is a list of current heads of state and heads of government. In some cases, mainly in presidential systems, one leader is head of state and head...
- Look up current account in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Current account or Current Account may refer to: Current account (balance of payments), a country's...
- Benguela Current /bɛŋˈɡɛlə/ is the broad, northward flowing ocean current that forms the eastern portion of the South Atlantic Ocean gyre. The current extends...