currency

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Currency is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

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Singular
currency

Plural
currencies

  1. (countable & uncountable) A currency is the money from a particular country.
    A person going abroad can obtain foreign currency notes and travellers' cheques from his own bank.
    The US dollar ended lower against most other currencies in London.
    Since then the exchange value of the currency has fallen by 78%.
  2. (uncountable) If something has currency, it is generally accepted.
    After the war, these new ideas began to gain currency.
  3. (uncountable) The state of being up to date.
    A book's bibliography can be a good indicator of currency in the text.

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