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adjective [usually before noun] current pronunciation in British English /ˈkʌrənt/
  1. happening or existing now

    Production is likely to remain at current levels.

    the current situation/climate:

    There are several reasons for the current political situation.

    the current trend (=the way things are developing):

    Given current trends, car usage will increase.

    1. a.
      believed or practised by many people at the present time

      current educational thinking

      Two theories were then widely current.

    2. b.
      correct or legal at the present time

      Is this your current address?

      A solicitor must have a current practising certificate.

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