Etymology
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currency (n.)

1650s, "condition of flowing," a sense now rare or obsolete, from Latin currens, present participle of currere "to run" (from PIE root *kers- "to run"). The notion of "state or fact of flowing from person to person" led to the senses "continuity in public knowledge" (1722) and "that which is current as a medium of exchange, money" (1729).

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Definitions of currency

currency (n.)
the metal or paper medium of exchange that is presently used;
currency (n.)
general acceptance or use;
the currency of ideas
currency (n.)
the property of belonging to the present time;
the currency of a slang term
Synonyms: currentness / up-to-dateness
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