currency meaning

  • A currency (from Middle English: curraunt, "in circulation", from Latin: currens, Other definitions of the term "currency" are discussed in their respective synonymous articles banknote, coin, and money.
  • NounPLcurrenciesSUF-ency
    1. Money or other items used to facilitate transactions.
      1. Wampum was used as a currency by Amerindians.
    2. (more specifically) Paper money.
      1. The state of being current; general acceptance or recognition.
        1. The jargon’s currency.
      2. OBS fluency; readiness of utterance.
        1. OBS Current value; general estimation; the rate at which anything is generally valued.
          1. He [ …] takes greatness of kingdoms according to their bulk and currency, and not after intrinsic value. — Francis Bacon.
          2. The bare name of Englishman [ …] too often gave a transient currency to the worthless and ungrateful. — W. Irving.
      3. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • Iceland's foreign currency market has seized up after the three largest banks collapsed.
          • Spreads on bond yields in a common currency today comove across emerging markets to a much higher degree than they did in the past.
          • If England signs into the European single currency before 2020, I'll eat my hat.
        2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
          • Both economies recklessly decide to hyperinflate their currencies.

      Meaning of currency for the defined word.

      Grammatically, this word "currency" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Nouns
          • Countable nouns
            • Singularia tantum
              • Uncountable nouns
          Difficultness: Level 2
          Easy     ➨     Difficult
          Definiteness: Level 7
          Definite    ➨     Versatile
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