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current

cur·rent

current

 
 
pronunciation:
kuhr nt
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition: of or happening in the present time.
My current number is in the phone book.
synonyms:
present
antonyms:
former, old
similar words:
contemporary, fashionable, instant, modern, new
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: mass of liquid or air that flows in one direction.
It is hard to swim against the current.The kite rose on a current of air.
synonyms:
flow
definition 2: the flow of electricity.
Copper wire conducts current.
similar words:
juice, power
derivation: currentness (n.)
Homophone Note
The words current and currant (a berry or raisin) sound alike but have different meanings.
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Word Parts
The word current contains the following part:
cur1, curr, cor1, corr, curs, cour1, cours Latin root that means to run