• Upon this piece of timber I was carried away by the current
    Upon this piece of timber I was carried away by the current
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv currently at this time or period; now "he is presently our ambassador to the United Nations","currently they live in Connecticut"
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Chart of Currents and Rocks Chart of Currents and Rocks

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There is no element on Mendeleev's (the current) periodic table of elements abbreviated, either partially, or fully, with the letter J.
    • adv Currently In a current manner; generally; commonly; as, it is currently believed.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Chocolate manufacturers currently use 40 percent of the world's almonds and 20 percent of the world's peanuts.
    • currently In a current manner. Flowingly; with even or flowing movement. With currency; commonly; generally; with general acceptance.
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  • John Locke
    “There cannot be greater rudeness than to interrupt another in the current of his discourse.”
  • William Fink
    William Fink
    “I really don't care that I don't have what's current because whatever is at the moment, it will be infinitely better in a few months and even better months later.”
  • George Eliot
    “But human experience is usually paradoxical, that means incongruous with the phrases of current talk or even current philosophy.”
  • William James
    “Knowledge about life is one thing; effective occupation of a place in life, with its dynamic currents passing through your being, is another.”
  • George Age
    George Age
    “Only the more rugged mortals should attempt to keep up with current literature.”
  • Earl Nightingale
    “The mind moves in the direction of our currently dominant thoughts”


In literature:

But the girl very well knew that she could not swim in the swift current of the race.
"A Little Miss Nobody" by Amy Bell Marlowe
In fact they represent the current mode of reasoning of nature people.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
I saw the current bear him under the guards of the boat, where, in the darkness, he was lost to my view.
"Down The River" by Oliver Optic
Far above them shone the flickering torch, and the current was bearing them further away.
"The River of Darkness" by William Murray Graydon
Easily they could be swept down by the rapid current into the sublime unexplored solitudes below.
"The Adventures of the Chevalier De La Salle and His Companions, in Their Explorations of the Prairies, Forests, Lakes, and Rivers, of the New World, and Their Interviews with the Savage Tribes, Two Hundred Years Ago" by John S. C. Abbott
His death might change the whole current of my destiny, but I did not think much of that then.
"Field and Forest" by Oliver Optic
Electric Currents," states that "the vibrations of light are themselves electric currents.
"Aether and Gravitation" by William George Hooper
He seemed to be studying the currents.
"The Snowshoe Trail" by Edison Marshall
If we went out far enough, we should have the current of the Gulf Stream against us.
"Up the River" by Oliver Optic
A continuous current is thus kept up and the flame of a taper, if placed in front of the current, is blown in a horizontal direction.
"New and Original Theories of the Great Physical Forces" by Henry Raymond Rogers
A current that should run at the rate of four or five miles an hour, would be very hard to row against.
"Rollo's Philosophy. [Air]" by Jacob Abbott
Having fixed it so as to be directed a little upward, I begin with the currents.
"Pharaoh's Broker" by Ellsworth Douglass
The yellow current snatched it instantly from sight.
"Peter the Brazen" by George F. Worts
Here there was a stretch of caving bank; the earth, undercut by the river current, was lumping off in chunks and slices.
"The River Prophet" by Raymond S. Spears
There was a heavy current running, too.
"Smugglers' Reef" by John Blaine
The current flows swiftly under the ice.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
As the current fortunately was not rapid, he was able to draw himself up and out upon the ice.
"Northern Diamonds" by Frank Lillie Pollock
Far above them shone the flickering torch, and the current was bearing them further away.
"Guy in the Jungle" by William Murray Graydon
Here is an area of strong currents, tempestuous winds, and dense fogs.
"Voyage of the Paper Canoe" by Nathaniel H. Bishop
The polar current encounters the tropical current.
"Toilers of the Sea" by Victor Hugo

In poetry:

"A gulf was Lindenau; and dead
Were fifties, hundreds, tens;
And every current rippled red
With Marshal's blood and men's.
"Leipzig" by Thomas Hardy
While far on the opposite side
Floats another shield on the tide,
Like a jewel set in the wide
Sea-current's eddying ring.
"Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. The Musician's Tale; The Saga of King Olaf XXI. -- King Olaf's Deat" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Oft in sadness and in illness
I have watched thy current glide,
Till the beauty of its stillness
Overflowed me like a tide.
"To The River Charles" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"Hospitable part thy billows,
Give me room, oh Ocean grave!
From a distance drawing thither--
Scarce my weary currents wave.
"The Gift Of The Terek" by Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov
Like the stream with lilies laden,
Will life's future current flow,
Till in heaven I meet the maiden
Fondly cherished years ago.
"Years Ago." by George Pope Morris
I love the merry moonlight,
On lake and pool so brightly
It pours its beams, and in the stream's
Rough current leaps so lightly.
"I Love The Merry Moonlight" by Robert Hogg

In news:

THE current exhibition at Real Art Ways in Hartford puts the spotlight on four private collections of contemporary art in Connecticut.
Current fibrinolytic therapies fail to achieve optimum reperfusion in many patients.
Groupon Inc today told federal lawmakers that it does not currently access consumers' location data when its mobile app is not running.
The site of the University Place project at the corner of University Avenue and Houston Drive is currently occupied by housing, as well as Mutts Sunnyside Pub.
The odds are that no person current alive on Earth will be around for the next time Venus transits the Sun.
Eisenberg also stars as Edgar, an aspiring writer who currently lives on the apartment floor of his former TA, Vinny (Justin Bartha).
Public colleges have seen a huge surge in popularity as a result of the current recession.
And our current system encourages spending sums of money you and I cannot even imagine.
American Trucking Associations released an analysis of the shortage of truck drivers, concluding that the current shortage is acute and limited primarily to the truckload sector of the industry.
Mitch Petrie is the owner of Muddy Boot Productions, an independent producer of outdoor television, currently producing "Wardens" on the Outdoor Channel.
Bat Yam—Temple of the Islands, Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander.
As Broncos executive vice president of football operations John Elway continues to grow into his current position, it always bears watching how he handles the team's draft board.
He is currently professor emeritus at Duke.
Some good news in the world of climate research: the Agulhas Current off the coast of South Africa, is said to stimulate North-South ocean circulation in the Atlantic.
Given events of the last two years, there is a strong current preference among regulators for on- balance-sheet liquidity.

In science:

Indeed, the exponential current dependence on the potential barrier parameters operates as a kind of ’fluctuation amplifier’ by non-linearly transforming small Gaussian fluctuations of the parameters into qualitatively large current fluctuations.
Broad distribution effects in sums of lognormal random variables
The corresponding inequality for GPDs is derived in Section IV where we establish the equivalence of the approach based on the quark-hadron inequality (1) and of the current method relying on the positivity property (9) of the matrix element of currents jµ .
Virtual Compton scattering in the generalized Bjorken region and positivity bounds on generalized parton distributions
Thus we see that the current approach (based on the positivity properties of matrix elements of currents) and the method of Ref. (relying on the positivity of the norm of the quark-hadron states) lead to the same bounds on GPDs.
Virtual Compton scattering in the generalized Bjorken region and positivity bounds on generalized parton distributions
In this aging regime, the current decreases as ta is increased, while in the nonaging case the current is decreasing when the forward time t is increased.
Aging Continuous Time Random Walks
The following measures have been identified for upgrading th e current detector, largely maintaining the current read-out system.
The LXeGRIT Compton Telescope Prototype: Current Status and Future Prospects
While each electron must not be affected by its own source currents, each must interact with the currents of the other even though they eventually connect through the positron.
Spinors in Quantum Geometrical Theory
With current single-photon source and its interference technology, our scheme is at the reach of current experiment.
Implement Quantum Random Walks with Linear Optics Elements
Current drawn by the irradiated RPC as a function of irradiation time (top), monitored temperature (middle) and current drawn by the reference chamber (bottom).
First results from an aging test of a prototype RPC for the LHCb Muon System
Analysis of currents The current drawn by the irradiated chamber with the source on, was found to be about a factor of two smaller than that of the reference RPC as can be seen from Figure 4.
First results from an aging test of a prototype RPC for the LHCb Muon System
Dark currents In the design of RPCs for LHCb, the level of dark currents drawn by the chambers is of concern, especially from the aging point of view.
First results from an aging test of a prototype RPC for the LHCb Muon System
In Figure 9 the dark currents drawn by the two RPCs as a function of the applied voltage, measured at different intermediate times during the aging test are shown. A large increase of the dark current drawn by the irradiated RPC can be clearly observed.
First results from an aging test of a prototype RPC for the LHCb Muon System
In other words, the noncommutativity of the current with the Hamiltonian, [H, j ] 6= 0, leads to current relaxation and thus, by the fluctuation-dissipation theorem, to dissipation.
Transport in one dimensional quantum systems
Turning now to energy transport, it is easy to see that the energy current is a conserved quantity [65, 26] for all values of the anisotropy ∆ implying that the currents do not decay and so the thermal conductivity is infinite.
Transport in one dimensional quantum systems
More importantly, unlike the case of superconductors which can easily be biased by a current source, strategies for driving a real thin-film ferromagnet into the metastable spin-current state present experimental and materials challenges that have not yet been overcome.
Persistent Spin Currents in Helimagnets
All spin currents discussed in this paper are polarized along the direction perpendicular to the plane defined by the spiral order parameter; we therefore do not explicitly indicate the tensor character of spin currents.
Persistent Spin Currents in Helimagnets