Definition of currency in English:

currency

Syllabification: cur·ren·cy
Pronunciation: /ˈkərənsē, ˈkə-rənsē
 
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noun (plural currencies)

  • 1A system of money in general use in a particular country: the dollar was a strong currency travelers checks in foreign currency figurative he was rich in the currency of love
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    • You may need to be careful you don't lose money if there is a transfer between currencies.
    • The reason I remember it is because of its equivalent value in harder currencies.
    • It depends, as all currencies do, on people believing that it will hold its value over the long run.
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  • 2The fact or quality of being generally accepted or in use: the term gained currency during the second half of the 20th century
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    • I agree that we should hope these talking points really gain currency.
    • However, the refrain that Australia should not become involved is gaining wider currency.
    • A brief story about its use appeared last November but didn't gain wider currency.
    Synonyms
    prevalence, circulation, exposure; acceptance, popularity
  • 2.1The time during which something is in use or operation: no claim had been made during the currency of the policy
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    • The storage administrator will also need to manage the number and currency of snapshots.
    • The term was also used as a verb and, in the days of its currency, a petardier was the individual charged with the explosion of the petard.

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