Definition of Current

1. Noun. A flow of electricity through a conductor. "The current was measured in amperes"

Exact synonyms: Electric Current
Generic synonyms: Electrical Phenomenon
Specialized synonyms: Juice, Thermionic Current

2. Adjective. Occurring in or belonging to the present time. "The ship's current position"

3. Noun. A steady flow of a fluid (usually from natural causes). "The hose ejected a stream of water"
Exact synonyms: Stream
Specialized synonyms: Tidal Current, Tidal Flow, Rip Current, Riptide, Undercurrent, Undertide, Torrent, Violent Stream, Eddy, Twist, Maelstrom, Vortex, Whirlpool, Ocean Current
Generic synonyms: Flow, Flowing
Derivative terms: Stream

4. Noun. Dominant course (suggestive of running water) of successive events or ideas. "The current of history"
Exact synonyms: Flow, Stream
Generic synonyms: Course, Line

Definition of Current

1. a. Running or moving rapidly.

2. n. A flowing or passing; onward motion. Hence: A body of fluid moving continuously in a certain direction; a stream; esp., the swiftest part of it; as, a current of water or of air; that which resembles a stream in motion; as, a current of electricity.

Definition of Current

1. Noun. The part of a fluid that moves continuously in a certain direction. ¹

2. Noun. (electricity) The time rate of flow of electric charge. ¹

3. Noun. A tendency or a course of events. ¹

4. Adjective. Existing or occurring at the moment. ¹

5. Adjective. Generally accepted, used, practiced, or prevalent at the moment. ¹

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Definition of Current

1. a continuous flow [n -S]

Medical Definition of Current

1. The amount of charge carried per unit time. (09 Jan 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Current

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Literary usage of Current

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

1. Convention by National Electric Light Association Convention, National Independent Meat Packers Association, University of Georgia College of Agriculture, University of Georgia Dept. of Food Science (1905)
"Sum up the relative advantages and economy of using direct-current enclosed-arc lamps for store lighting, as compared with alternating-current lamps. ..."

2. Bulletin by National Electric Light Association (1911)
"If the oil snitch on the alternating-current side of a rotary converter opened us the result of u surge, or other reason, ..."

3. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"For the latter, a small electrode is used (3 cm.2 for nerves, 10 cm.2 for direct stimulation of the muscle) in order that the current may reach the point to ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1922)
"Complete Dynamo Electric Machinery Apparatus For Demonstrating Direct current Motors and Generatori Alternating current Rotating Field and Induction Motor ..."

5. Transactions by European Orthodontic Society, Lina Oswald, Northern Ohio Dental Society, Ossory Archaeological Society, Wentworth Historical Society, Society of Automobile Engineers (1910)
"The induction generator, therefore, cannot supply alone a general alternating-current system, for instance, a system of light and power distribution, ..."

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