• WordNet 3.6
    • n currency general acceptance or use "the currency of ideas"
    • n currency the property of belonging to the present time "the currency of a slang term"
    • n currency the metal or paper medium of exchange that is presently used
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: It would take about fourteen and half million notes of currency to build a mile high stack
    • Currency A continued or uninterrupted course or flow like that of a stream; as, the currency of time.
    • Currency Current value; general estimation; the rate at which anything is generally valued. "He . . . takes greatness of kingdoms according to their bulk and currency , and not after intrinsic value.""The bare name of Englishman . . . too often gave a transient currency to the worthless and ungrateful."
    • Currency Fluency; readiness of utterance.
    • Currency 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.
    • Currency 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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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In 1685, New France used playing cards as currency because of the shortage of coins
    • n currency A flowing, running, or passing; a continued or uninterrupted course, like that of a stream.
    • n currency A continued course in public knowledge, opinion, or belief; the state or fact of being communicated in speech or writing from person to person, or from age to age: as, a startling rumor gained currency.
    • n currency A continual passing from hand to hand; circulation: as, the currency of coins or of banknotes.
    • n currency Fluency; readiness of utterance.
    • n currency General estimation; the rate at which anything is generally valued.
    • n currency That which is current as a medium of exchange; that which is in general use as money or as a representative of value: as, the currency of a country.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The only woman that has appeared on a U.S. paper currency is Martha Washington
    • n Currency circulation: that which circulates, as the money of a country: general estimation
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  • John Updike
    “Now that I am sixty, I see why the idea of elder wisdom has passed from currency.”
  • Robert W. Sarnoff
    Robert W. Sarnoff
    “Finance is the art of passing currency from hand to hand until it finally disappears.”
  • Thomas Jefferson
    “Information is the currency of democracy.”
  • Arthur Schopenhauer
    “Style is what gives value and currency to thoughts.”
  • George Santayana
    “A conception not reducible to the small change of daily experience is like a currency not exchangeable for articles of consumption; it is not a symbol, but a fraud.”
  • Jules Renard
    “Words are the coins making up the currency of sentences, and there are always too many small coins.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. LL. currentia, a current, fr. L. currens, p. pr. of currere, to run. See Current
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. currens, -ent-iscurrĕre), to run.


In literature:

Morris's first effort was to harmonize the currency of all the states.
"Washington and the American Republic, Vol. 3." by Benson J. Lossing
Chandler signed, and Bob gave him two hundred dollars in currency.
"The Desert Fiddler" by William H. Hamby
What is the effect here of a redundant currency, is ascertained by reference to our exports.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 3 No 2, February 1863" by Various
Living was high, extremely high, and the value of the paper currency had depreciated to almost nothing.
"The Loyalist" by James Francis Barrett
Under this head, we shall have to examine the laws of currency and exchange; of which I will note here the first principles.
"The Crown of Wild Olive" by John Ruskin
Jackson disapproved of the Bank on the ground that it failed to establish a sound and new form of currency.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
The currency transfer was scheduled to take place at 1240, according to the inside information that Hollis had somehow obtained.
"Starman's Quest" by Robert Silverberg
Payment of cheques in currency was suspended in New York on the 28th of October 1907, and continued until about the beginning of the year 1908.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3" by Various
Always need more galaxy currency.
"Deathworld" by Harry Harrison
We have at present an international currency, Gold.
"British Socialism" by J. Ellis Barker

In poetry:

Hope you at Christmas for currency,
Fiend of tonsorial tricks?
Never was greater aberrancy--
Coarsely I say to you, "Nix!"
"Christmas Cards" by Franklin Pierce Adams
So the Currency Lads may fill their glasses,
And drink to the health of the Currency Lasses;
But the lass I adore, the lass for me,
Is a lass in the Female Factory.
"The Lass in the Female Factory" by Anonymous Oceania
Think of what Drake did, and Raleigh and Howe
And waste not their labours by slacking it now:
Work is life’s currency earn what you’re worth,
And send out your ships to the ends of the earth.
"Merchandise" by J Milton Hayes

In news:

Meda 3Q Hit by Currency Effects, Lower Collaboration Revenue.
The metal's highest and best investment use is as an insurance policy against a currency collapse.
As its currency continues to plummet in value, South Korea has agreed to a record-breaking $57 billion bailout from the International Monetary Fund .
The rise of China's currency could reshape the global monetary system — and fundamentally alter the world's main engine of growth.
China's currency reforms may make 'get tough' promise moot .
I've been reading on the internet–in some respected places and in some less respected places — that part of the motivation for the US and Britain in this current situation in Iraq is over the question of oil trading currency.
Foreign currencies, visas, contract clauses: There's a lot of ground to cover.
Oil nationalization and currency controls divide a nation.
Pynchon brings added currency to ' Nineteen Eighty-Four'.
The Folly of Denmark's Currency Peg.
With an ever-devaluing currency, an enormous trade deficit and virtually no growth in production, we are teetering on the brink of the greatest depression ever.
Iran's president blames currency nosedive on 'psychological pressures'.
Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad downplayed criticism that the steep plunge in Iran's currency, the rial, is due to government mismanagement of the economy, instead blaming Western sanctions.
Iran's president blames currency nosedive on 'psychological pressures' (+video).
The single currency area needs to share responsibility for deposit guarantees, banking supervision and crisis resolution.

In science:

For quotation denominated in currency this formula simplifies to PN µ=0 uµpµ = 0.
Geometry of Financial Markets -- Towards Information Theory Model of Markets
For simplicity, we will omit the currency notation.
Translation Invariance of Investment
Delbaen, F., Kabanov, Y. M. and Valkeila, E. (2002), ‘Hedging under transaction costs in currency markets: A discrete-time model’, Math.
The fundamental theorem of asset pricing under proportional transaction costs
The reason for quick degradation of micropinches in various pulse high-currency discharges with multiple-charge ions is also clear.
Method of Forming Stable States of Dense High-Temperfature Plasma
This task is easily accomplished by resorting to the natural analogy with cross-currency derivatives.
Two Curves, One Price: Pricing & Hedging Interest Rate Derivatives Decoupling Forwarding and Discounting Yield Curves