Currency

Cur"ren*cy

(k?r"r?n-c?), n.;
pl. Currencies (-sz).
[Cf. LL. currentia a current, fr. L. currens, p. pr. of currere to run. See Current.] 1. A continued or uninterrupted course or flow like that of a stream; as, the currency of time. [Obs.] Ayliffe.
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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.
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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.
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4. Fluency; readiness of utterance. [Obs.]
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5. Current value; general estimation; the rate at which anything is generally valued.
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He . . . takes greatness of kingdoms according to their bulk and currency, and not after intrinsic value.
Bacon.
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The bare name of Englishman . . . too often gave a transient currency to the worthless and ungrateful.
W. Irving.
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