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noun currency pronunciation in British English /ˈkʌrənsi/
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] the system of money used in a particular country

    the single European currency

    1. a.
      money that is used in a particular country

      You can use credit cards but it’s best to take some currency as well.

    See also hard currency
  2. 2
    [uncountable] the state of being approved of or used by many people in a society

    All the modernist styles have become common currency.

    gain currency:

    The idea of withdrawing from the war has gained wide currency.

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