Definition: Meaning of, currency in English to English dictionary.

Pronunciation: / ˈkʌr(ə)nsi /

  • noun
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Singular Plural
currency currencies
  1. [uncountable and countable] the system or type of money that a country uses
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  2. [uncountable] the state of being accepted or used by a lot of people
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currency used in phrases

  • Comptroller of the Currency (noun)
    1. a United States federal official who regulates the national banks
    2. the agency of the Treasury Department responsible for controlling the currency
  • common currency (noun)
    1. used to say that something is used by a lot of people or accepted by everyone
  • fractional currency (noun)
    1. paper currency in denominations less than the basic monetary unit
  • hard currency (noun)
    1. money that is from a country that has a strong ECONOMY and is therefore unlikely to lose its value
  • paper currency (noun)
    1. currency issued by a government or central bank and consisting of printed paper that can circulate as a substitute for specie
  • single currency (noun)
    1. a unit of money that is shared by several different countries
  • soft currency (noun)
    1. money of a particular country that may fall in value and is difficult to exchange for the money of a country that is economically stronger [↪  hard currency]
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