ETYM Cf. Late Lat. currentia a current, from Latin currens, p. pr. of currere to run. Related to Current.
1. A current state of general acceptance and use; SYN. vogue.
2. General acceptance or use.
3. The metal or paper medium of exchange that is presently used.
The type of money in use in a country; for example, the US dollar, the Australian dollar, the UK pound sterling, the German Deutschmark, and the Japanese yen.