Belonging to the present time; happening or being used or done now
A relatively strong, narrow current flowing outward from the beach through the surf zone and presenting a hazard to swimmers
(In a transistor) the current flowing through the base at any moment.
The residual electric current flowing in a photoelectric device when there is no incident illumination
An electric current flowing in the earth, which can affect telegraph wires so as to interfere with signal transmission.
A localized electric current induced in a conductor by a varying magnetic field
Another name for Kuroshio.
A nerve impulse.
= Peruvian current.
A list of current prices of commodities; a price list.
A belt of charged particles, trapped by the magnetosphere, which orbits the earth or other planet.
Physiology an electrical current in the skin of an animal or person.
The electrical current produced in nerve fibres or other living tissue during activity.
The component of an alternating current that is in phase with the voltage.
An ocean current in the Indian Ocean that flows southward along the east coast of Africa
(The name of) a warm surface current that flows in an anticlockwise direction around the Gulf of Alaska, forming part of an ocean gyre.
An account with a bank or building society from which money may be withdrawn without notice, typically an active account catering for frequent deposits and withdrawals by cheque
Events of political or social interest and importance happening in the world at the present time
Cash and other assets that are expected to be converted to cash within a year
The amount of electric current flowing per unit cross-sectional area of a material
An electric current flowing in one direction only
The exchange of an uncharged subatomic particle in an interaction between particles; (frequently attributive) designating an interaction mediated by such an exchange, in which there is no transfer of charge between the interacting particles.
Physics an electric current flowing in a plasma.
A current which returns or flows backwards; (Electricity) the current in a circuit which flows back to its source.
An alternating current.
A cold ocean current that flows north from Antarctica along the west coast of southern Africa as far as Angola
A cold ocean current of the eastern Pacific Ocean that flows south along the western coast of North America
A cold ocean current in the North Atlantic that flows south-westwards from Spain to meet equatorial waters near the Canary Islands
A current in a fluid that results from convection
A flow of electricity; = current; the magnitude of such a flow.
Another name for Peruvian Current.
An electric current arising out of the movement of ions and electrons produced in a gas or liquid, under the influence of an electric field.
Another name for Kuroshio.
A cold ocean current that flows south from the Arctic Ocean along the northeastern coast of North America. It meets the warm Gulf Stream in an area off the coast of Newfoundland that is noted for dense fogs
A cold ocean current that moves north from the Antarctic Ocean along the Pacific coast of Chile and Peru before turning west into the South Equatorial Current
An electric current which flows briefly in a circuit after the voltage is reduced to zero, due to the momentum of the charge carriers
An underwater current flowing swiftly downslope owing to the weight of sediment it carries
An electric current that reverses its direction many times a second at regular intervals, typically used in power supplies
Amounts due to be paid to creditors within twelve months
A method of accounting in which assets are valued on the basis of their current replacement cost, and increases in their value as a result of inflation are excluded from calculations of profit
An ocean current that flows west across the Pacific Ocean just north of the equator
A current-activated circuit-breaker used as a safety device for mains-operated electrical tools and appliances
An ocean current that flows west across the Pacific Ocean just south of the equator
A current in a river or sea that flows across another
A current flowing in an opposite direction to another
Attributive Designating phenomena and concepts demonstrated by or relating to Townsend's work on the conduction of electricity through gases, as Townsend avalanche, Townsend current, etc.
Attributive Designating an instrument for measuring, recording, and transmitting oceanographic data, typically the direction and speed of currents and the water temperature; especially in Aanderaa current meter.