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currency

cur·ren·cy

currency

 
pronunciation:
kuhr n si
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part of speech: noun
inflections: currencies
definition 1: any money in circulation as a valid means of trade or exchange.
Before adopting the euro, Italy used the lira as its chief unit of currency.Where can we exchange our foreign currency?
 
similar words:
cash, money
definition 2: widespread acceptance.
These old-fashioned ideas have little currency nowadays.
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The word currency contains the following parts:
cur1, curr, cor1, corr, curs, cour1, cours Latin root that means to run
-ance, -ence, -ency, -ancy Latin noun-forming suffix that means state, quality, or act of
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The suffix group -ance , -ence , -ency , -ancy attaches to verbs and Latin verb stems to create nouns. The suffix -ance is usually attached to whole English words, whereas -ence is usually attached to roots: compare eloquence and acceptance . For most nouns ending in -ance , -ence , -ency , -ancy , there is a correponsponding adjective form ending in -ant, -ent.