Definitions for: Currency

[n] general acceptance or use; "the currency of ideas"
[n] the property of belonging to the present time; "the currency of a slang term"
[n] the metal or paper medium of exchange that is presently used
[n] a current state of general acceptance and use

Webster (1913) Definition: Cur"ren*cy (k?r"r?n-c?), n.; pl. Currencies (-s?z).
[Cf. LL. currentia a current, fr. L. currens, p. pr. of
currere to run. See Current.]
1. A continued or uninterrupted course or flow like that of a
stream; as, the currency of time. [Obs.] --Ayliffe.

2. The state or quality of being current; general acceptance
or reception; a passing from person to person, or from
hand to hand; circulation; as, a report has had a long or
general currency; the currency of bank notes.

3. That which is in circulation, or is given and taken as
having or representing value; as, the currency of a
country; a specie currency; esp., government or bank notes
circulating as a substitute for metallic money.

4. Fluency; readiness of utterance. [Obs.]

5. Current value; general estimation; the rate at which
anything is generally valued.

He . . . takes greatness of kingdoms according to
their bulk and currency, and not after intrinsic
value. --Bacon.

The bare name of Englishman . . . too often gave a
transient currency to the worthless and ungrateful.
--W. Irving.

Synonyms: currentness, up-to-dateness, vogue

See Also: acceptance, cash, coinage, contemporaneity, contemporaneousness, folding money, hard cash, hard currency, medium of exchange, metal money, mintage, modernism, modernity, modernness, monetary system, money, nowness, paper currency, paper money, presentness, prevalence, specie

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