currentness

Definitions

  • 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
    • n currentness the property of belonging to the present time "the currency of a slang term"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

WIEDEMANN'S CURRENT BREAKER WIEDEMANN'S CURRENT BREAKER
WIEDEMANN'S GALVANOMETER FOR STRONG CURRENTS WIEDEMANN'S GALVANOMETER FOR STRONG CURRENTS
HARLACHER'S APPARATUS FOR STUDYING DEEP CURRENTS IN RIVERS HARLACHER'S APPARATUS FOR STUDYING DEEP CURRENTS IN RIVERS
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.
    • Currentness Easiness of pronunciation; fluency. "When currentness combineth] with staidness, how can the language . . . sound other than most full of sweetness?"
    • Currentness The quality of being current; currency; circulation; general reception.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Currently the world's tallest building is the Petronas Tower in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Petronas Towers measures 1,483ft.
    • n currentness Flowingness; flowing quality; rhythm.
    • n currentness Current or circulating quality; general acceptance or valuation, as of coin or paper money; currency.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Jimmu, the legendary first ruler of Japan, began his reign in the year 660. Akihito, the current emperor, is said to be the 125th direct descendant of Jimmu to rule Japan.
    • n Currentness state of being current: general acceptance
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Quotations

  • Samuel M. Shoemaker
    Samuel M. Shoemaker
    “Is your Christianity ancient history--or current events?”
  • John Locke
    John%20Locke
    “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.”
  • Agnes Repplier
    Agnes%20Repplier
    “It is not what we learn in conversation that enriches us. It is the elation that comes of swift contact with tingling currents of thought.”
  • George Eliot
    George%20Eliot
    “But human experience is usually paradoxical, that means incongruous with the phrases of current talk or even current philosophy.”
  • William James
    William%20James
    “Knowledge about life is one thing; effective occupation of a place in life, with its dynamic currents passing through your being, is another.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. currens, -ent-iscurrĕre), to run.

Usage

In literature:

Piang, on his knees, struggling with the current, was unaware of his audience.
"The Adventures of Piang the Moro Jungle Boy" by Florence Partello Stuart
It was a job of some difficulty, owing to the very swift current.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
The current carries them down very fast.
"Rollo on the Rhine" by Jacob Abbott
Opportunities once neglected of securing the current periodicals of any age in continuous and complete form seldom or never recur.
"A Book for All Readers" by Ainsworth Rand Spofford
It was the current; but she had no breath with which to argue the matter.
"Ruth Fielding and the Gypsies" by Alice B. Emerson
Surging Character of High-tension Currents.
"Electricity for Boys" by J. S. Zerbe
The current you have created sends off all the chips into the centre of the tub.
"A Voyage round the World" by W.H.G. Kingston
They are floating with its current, and consequently increasing the distance from their home.
"The Young Voyageurs" by Mayne Reid
It was the rainy season and the river was running full, about seventy-five yards wide, with a strong current in the middle.
"Gold Seekers of '49" by Edwin L. Sabin
You will have a current to work with now whenever you want to play with it.
"Ted and the Telephone" by Sara Ware Bassett
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In poetry:

Ever at the far side of the current
The fishes hurl and swim,
For pelicans and great birds
Watch and go fishing
On the bank-side.
"Misadventure" by Edward Powys Mathers
Ever whitening, ever whitening,
As thy waves against them dash;
What thy torrent, in the current,
Swallow'd, now it helps to wash.
"To A River In Which A Child Was Drowned" by Charles Lamb
"And if I do not stand beside
The hearth, as fifty years ago,
No current of the years that flow
Can rob the radiance from a bride!
"The Dreaming Wheel" by Rose Hawthorne Lathrop
The rudder broke
Beneath one sharp, rude stroke;
That, too, the current drove relentlessly,
A dreary shred of wreckage, out to sea.
"The Ferryman" by Emile Verhaeren
Among the long, black rafters
The wavering shadows lay,
And the current that came from the ocean
Seemed to lift and bear them away;
"The Bridge" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Oh, Heaven hath given to earth some souls,
Of rarest loveliness,
Whose being's constant current rolls,
The wretched still to bless.
"The Holy Lady" by James Avis Bartley

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In science:

We will show that in some cases the displacement current of ghost spinors equals to zero though the Dirac current of ghost spinors not vanishs.
Certain conclusions of Gordon decomposition
Both Dirac current and displacement current are disintegrated to the sum which contains summands of free particles and summand of interaction.
Certain conclusions of Gordon decomposition
The maximal current (II), low density (I), and high density (II) phases and their corresponding steady state currents are indicated.
Ribosome recycling, diffusion, and mRNA loop formation in translational regulation
The self-consistent currents were found by numerically finding the roots to the polynomial in J obtained by substituting the last line of expression 19 into the exact equation 1. (A) Steady-state currents as a function of the injection rate kC∞ /p for R/a = 3 and various ¯D = 4πaD/k = 0.25, 1.0, 10.
Ribosome recycling, diffusion, and mRNA loop formation in translational regulation
Although we have focused on the steady-state current, the particle (ribosome) densities in each of the three current regimes are different and may be detected.
Ribosome recycling, diffusion, and mRNA loop formation in translational regulation
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