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current US English

Belonging to the present time; happening or being used or done now

current US Thesaurus

current events

rip current US English

A relatively strong, narrow current flowing outward from the beach through the surf zone and presenting a hazard to swimmers

dark current US English

The residual electric current flowing in a photoelectric device when there is no incident illumination

eddy current US English

A localized electric current induced in a conductor by a varying magnetic field

Japan Current US English

Another name for Kuroshio.

Agulhas Current US English

An ocean current in the Indian Ocean that flows southward along the east coast of Africa

current account US English

An account with a bank or building society from which money may be withdrawn without notice, typically an active account catering for frequent deposits and withdrawals by cheque

current affairs US English

Events of political or social interest and importance happening in the world at the present time

current assets US English

Cash and other assets that are expected to be converted to cash within a year

current density US English

The amount of electric current flowing per unit cross-sectional area of a material

direct current US English

An electric current flowing in one direction only

Benguela Current US English

A cold ocean current that flows north from Antarctica along the west coast of southern Africa as far as Angola

California Current US English

A cold ocean current of the eastern Pacific Ocean that flows south along the western coast of North America

Canaries Current US English

A cold ocean current in the North Atlantic that flows south-westwards from Spain to meet equatorial waters near the Canary Islands

convection current US English

A current in a fluid that results from convection

Humboldt Current US English

Another name for Peruvian Current.

Japanese Current US English

Another name for Kuroshio.

Labrador Current US English

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

Peruvian Current US English

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

residual current US English

An electric current which flows briefly in a circuit after the voltage is reduced to zero, due to the momentum of the charge carriers

turbidity current US English

An underwater current flowing swiftly downslope owing to the weight of sediment it carries

alternating current US English

An electric current that reverses its direction many times a second at regular intervals, typically used in power supplies

current liabilities US English

Amounts due to be paid to creditors within twelve months

current cost accounting US English

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

North Equatorial Current US English

An ocean current that flows west across the Pacific Ocean just north of the equator

residual current device US English

A current-activated circuit-breaker used as a safety device for mains-operated electrical tools and appliances

South Equatorial Current US English

An ocean current that flows west across the Pacific Ocean just south of the equator

crosscurrent US English

A current in a river or sea that flows across another

countercurrent US English

A current flowing in an opposite direction to another


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