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noun currency pronunciation in British English /ˈkʌrənsi/
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pluralcurrencies
  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] the system of money used in a particular country
    the buying and selling of foreign currencies
    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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