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♦♦♦currencies1) N-VAR The money used in a particular country is referred to as its currency.
Tourism is the country's top earner of foreign currency...
More people favour a single European currency than oppose it.
...Western currencies.2) N-UNCOUNT If a custom, idea, or word has currency, it is used and accepted by a lot of people at a particular time. [FORMAL]
His theory of the social contract had wide currency in America...
`Loop' is one of those computer words that has gained currency in society.Syn:3) → See also common currency
English dictionary. 2008.