currency


currency
[[t]kʌ̱rənsi, AM kɜ͟ːr-[/t]]
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currencies
1) 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.

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3) See also common currency

English dictionary. 2008.

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