Currency

Definition of Currency

Cur´ren`cy   Pronunciation: k?r´r?n-c?
n.1.A continued or uninterrupted course or flow like that of a stream; as, the currency of time.
2.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.
3.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.
4.Fluency; readiness of utterance.
5.Current value; general estimation; the rate at which anything is generally valued.
He . . . takes greatness of kingdoms according to their bulk and currency, and not after intrinsic value.
- Bacon.
The bare name of Englishman . . . too often gave a transient currency to the worthless and ungrateful.
- W. Irving.

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