|1.||[ adjective ] occurring in or belonging to the present time|
"current events" "the current topic" "current negotiations" "current psychoanalytic theories" "the ship's current position"
|Related terms:||noncurrent afoot contemporary up-to-date latest up-to-the-minute up-to-date prevailing ongoing on-line incumbent actual topical live on-line live circulating new modern currentness|
|2.||[ noun ] (physics,electricity) a flow of electricity through a conductor|
"the current was measured in amperes"
|Related terms:||electrical_phenomenon juice thermionic_current|
|3.||[ noun ] a steady flow (usually from natural causes)|
"the raft floated downstream on the current" "he felt a stream of air"
|Related terms:||flow torrent riptide tidal_flow eddy whirlpool undertide ocean_current stream|
|4.||[ noun ] dominant course (suggestive of running water) of successive events or ideas|
: "two streams of development run through American history" "stream of consciousness" "the flow of thought" "the current of history"
|5.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 11090|