Definitions of currency

  1. the metal or paper medium of exchange that is presently used
  2. A continued or uninterrupted course or flow like that of a stream; as, the currency of time.
  3. The state or quality of being current; general acceptance or reception; a passing from person to person, or from hand to hand; circulation; as, a report has had a long or general currency; the currency of bank notes.
  4. That which is in circulation, or is given and taken as having or representing value; as, the currency of a country; a specie currency; esp., government or bank notes circulating as a substitute for metallic money.
  5. Fluency; readiness of utterance.
  6. A continual passing from hand to hand; circulation, as of bank notes; uninterrupted course; that which is used for money, as notes and coin.
  7. Circulation: that which circulates, as the money of a country: general estimation.
  8. Circulation; money of a country; general acceptation.
  9. The state of being current.
  10. Constant flow, as of a stream; a continual passing from hand to hand or circulation, as coin or bills of credit; the circulating medium of a state, issued by authority, either as coin or in the form of paper, commonly called money; that which is current or in circulation as a medium of trade; the rate at which anything is generally valued.
  11. A continued course or passing of anything, like the running of a stream; a passing from person to person, or from age to age, as a report; a passing from hand to hand, as money or bills of credit; the whole circulation of money, or the whole quantity of money of every sort, is called the currency; anything in circulation as a medium of trade; general estimation or reception; the rate at which any thing is valued.
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