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Definition of Current
CurrentCurrent 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.
2. General course; ordinary procedure; progressive and
connected movement; as, the current of time, of events, of
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
Syn: Stream; course. See Stream.
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