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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Currency  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  currency 
  n  1:  the  metal  or  paper  medium  of  exchange  that  is  presently  used 
  2:  general  acceptance  or  use:  "the  currency  of  ideas" 
  3:  a  current  state  of  general  acceptance  and  use  [syn:  {vogue}] 
  4:  the  property  of  belonging  to  the  present  time:  "the  currency 
  of  a  slang  term"  [syn:  {currentness},  {up-to-dateness}] 




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