Adjective "current" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Belonging to the present time; happening or being used or done now.
  1. 'I started my current job in 2001'
  2. 'The previews I read were all excited by this new idea technique of treating history as current affairs.'
  3. 'This was done in the current research by presenting events (bets on the toss of a coin) in blocks.'
  4. 'Itching to begin new projects while current ones still sit unfinished?'
  5. 'He also updated the branch on the current happenings in the county.'
  6. 'I wish the producers would realise that current affairs is not the only show in town.'
  7. 'The orchestra is made up of both past and current students from the Presentation College.'
  8. 'The prospectus doesn't forecast what will happen in the current year.'
  9. 'Most current accounts pay a pitiful rate of interest, usually only a fraction of 1 %.'
  10. 'Unlike other diagnostic criteria, the pulse is very reactive and reflects the most current state of the individual.'
  11. 'Has anyone bothered to ask the population at large how safe they feel in the current police presence?'
  12. 'A common current myth about American English is that it is being ruined by mass media.'


A body of water or air moving in a definite direction, especially through a surrounding body of water or air in which there is less movement.
  1. 'In the underwater world, the lateral system sensed the currents of water surrounding the fishes' bodies.'
  2. 'Elsewhere, we witness fluid arabesques that suggest currents of wind or water and a grove of green trees, their leaves knotted into high relief.'
  3. 'Many huge currents of water move through the oceans often aided by the winds.'
  4. 'Formed in the process of oceans, by wind and tide and currents, layers of water all lapping over each other, you rise in the dance of water and eventually fulfill your destiny and crash onto the shore.'
  5. 'You must pick your time well, as she is often swept by strong tidal currents.'
  6. 'It is so big it has blocked wind and water currents that break up ice floes in McMurdo Sound during the Antarctic summer.'
  7. 'It glittered and it looked almost as if a current of water ran through it.'
  8. 'She would learn the secrets of the ocean's past, hear them whispered through the currents and waters.'
  9. 'Thoughts swirled through her mind like currents of water rushing down a section of rapids.'
  10. 'The data will cover things such as water currents, wind direction and temperatures.'
A flow of electricity which results from the ordered directional movement of electrically charged particles.
  1. 'magnetic fields are produced by currents flowing in the cables'
  2. 'Turbulence within the super-hot plasma has a nasty habit of transporting the heat out as fast as colossal electric currents and particle beams can shovel it in.'
  3. 'Electrocardiography records the flow of electrical currents of the heart as they move away or toward a specific electrode.'
  4. 'Experts used to think it was just a matter of the air being heated by particles and electric currents in the regions around the poles, where auroras occur.'
  5. 'It's a peculiar sort of pain, like a current of electricity is grinding between the broken ends of bone.'
  6. 'When these currents flow across the circuitry that separates the rover chassis and power bus return, they create a small voltage that is measured and reported in telemetry.'
  7. 'Her hands juddered at her sides as if charged with an electric current.'
  8. 'The very small particles stream through wires and circuits creating currents of electricity.'
  9. 'The shock wave and cloud smashed into the Earth's magnetic field, causing a huge increase in the flow of invisible electric currents in space and in our atmosphere.'
  10. 'Due to certain conditions of the earth beneath dwellings, electrical currents are caused to flow, thus producing a magnetic field that extends into the dwelling space.'
  11. 'Owing to this resistance, an electric field has to drive the electrons in order to maintain the current.'
  12. 'As discussed previously, voltage is measured in volts, and current is measured in amps.'
  13. 'Then measure the voltage and current by attaching your volt meter to the two pieces of metal.'
  14. 'These tactics can modify the magnitude and phase relationship between voltages and currents in the power system network.'
The general tendency or course of events or opinion.
  1. 'It took Trotsky to persuade him that the rising must be called in the name of the soviets, which represented the different currents of the workers' movement.'
  2. 'Though rap music has produced a variety of sub-genres in the last 25 years, it has recently divided itself into two general currents.'
  3. 'In Europe at least, there are three distinct currents.'
  4. 'Rather than operating from a critical distance, I seem to be swayed by the emotional currents of events like the soccer and music.'
  5. 'This is why there is not a people in which these three currents of opinion do not coexist, turning man toward divergent and even contradictory directions.'
  6. 'He was thereby only following the prevailing current of public opinion.'
  7. 'It is argued that attention to both these philosophical currents is important in order maximize the value of electronic delivery.'
  8. 'One of the things you do is write poetry for yourself and of course, one of the themes you explore in that poetry is the changing social currents.'
  9. 'They also provide a glimpse of the powerful social currents that shape the course of language usage in society.'
  10. 'In this context, it is possible to detect two strong currents in public opinion that could be driving the next sea change in the world's perception of America.'


1. passing in time; belonging to the time actually passing: the current month.

2. prevalent; customary: the current practice.

3. popular; in vogue: current fashions.

4. new; present; most recent: the current issue of a publication.

5. publicly reported or known: a rumor that is current.

6. passing from one to another; circulating, as a coin.

7. Archaic. running; flowing.

8. Obsolete. genuine; authentic. noun 9. a flowing; flow, as of a river. 10. something

More examples(as adjective)

"homeowners can be current on payments."

"producers can be current in marketings."

"people can be current with repayments."

"feedlotses can be current in marketings."

"watches can be current for communities."

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Middle English (in the adjective sense ‘running, flowing’): from Old French corant ‘running’, from courre ‘run’, from Latin currere ‘run’.