Definition of Currency

1. Noun. The metal or paper medium of exchange that is presently used.

2. Noun. General acceptance or use. "The currency of ideas"
Generic synonyms: Prevalence

3. Noun. The property of belonging to the present time. "The currency of a slang term"
Exact synonyms: Currentness, Up-to-dateness
Generic synonyms: Nowness, Presentness
Specialized synonyms: Contemporaneity, Contemporaneousness, Modernism, Modernity, Modernness
Attributes: Current, Noncurrent
Derivative terms: Current, Current, Up-to-date, Up-to-date

Definition of Currency

1. n. A continued or uninterrupted course or flow like that of a stream; as, the currency of time.

Definition of Currency

1. Noun. Money or other items used to facilitate transactions. ¹

2. Noun. (context: more specifically) Paper money. ¹

3. Noun. The state of being current; general acceptance or recognition. ¹

4. Noun. (obsolete) fluency; readiness of utterance ¹

5. Noun. (obsolete) Current value; general estimation; the rate at which anything is generally valued. ¹

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Definition of Currency

1. money [n -CIES] - See also: money

Lexicographical Neighbors of Currency

currant bun
currant bush
currant jelly clot
currency (current term)
currency adjustment factor
currency code
currency codes
currency overlay
currency risk
currency sign
currency war
current account
current accounts
current affairs

Literary usage of Currency

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1885)
"Now, we ask what other "ready money" was then in circulation at Charlotte, NC, except Confederate currency? (e) The trustees in their answer state: "Xor ..."

2. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1908)
"Adoption of the currency act; organizing national currency associations. J. Pol. ... Readjustment of our banking system and the unification of the currency. ..."

3. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1885)
"In view of either alternative, the parties cannot reasonably be held to have contemplated payment in any other currency than that of the Confederate States. ..."

4. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero, Ernest Alfred Benians, Stanley Mordaunt Leathes (1907)
"Legislation and popular appeals were helpless against the invasion of the enemies'1 currency, which circulated freely and became more and more acceptable as ..."

5. Capital: A Critique of Political Economy by Karl Marx (1906)
"Since the quantity of money capable of being absorbed by the circulation is given for a given mean velocity of currency, all that is necessary in order to ..."

6. The Parliamentary Debatesby Great Britain Parliament, Thomas Curson Hansard by Great Britain Parliament, Thomas Curson Hansard (1826)
"That the pound sterling in Great Britain and Ireland respectively is, according to the currency of each, divisible into twenty shillings; ..."

7. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1912)
"Johnson, Money and currency in Relation to Industry, 1905. ... Letter to Legislators of Several States (on) Uniform Lee, currency of Coi fed. States, 1875. ..."

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