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CURRENT, merc. law. A term used to express present time; the current month; i.e. the present month. Price current, is the ordinary price at the time spoken of. A printed paper, containing such prices, is also called a price current.
     2. Current, in another sense, signifies that which is readily received; as, current money.

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The problem with this list is the fourth elaboration, because the idea that convection currents in the mantle drive the movement of tectonic plates is a myth.
Heat waves create convection currents when hot air rises and moves to the waters.
Hydrocarbon fuelled kilns allow for greater convection currents within the kiln due to the requirement of an exhaust stack to remove the volatised products of combustion.
Before entangling, the field lines are in smooth arcs called field line foot-points, which are pushed into each other by strong convection currents moving beneath the photosphere--the Sun's visible surface.
Likewise environmental links didn't support the importance of stripes for setting up little convection currents that might cool zebra skin or for disrupting the attacks of big predators such as lions.
Their movement is caused as they are jostled from below by powerful convection currents rising and falling beneath the photosphere.
For different values of permeability parameter this figure shows that velocity increases with increasing values of K while an increasing viscosity ratio ([DELTA]) results in an enhancement of the total viscosity in fluid flow because [DELTA] is directly proportional to vortex viscosity which makes the fluid more viscous and so weakens the convection currents and hence the velocity decreases.
Rayleigh, "On convection currents in a horizontal layer of fluid when the higher temperature is on the under side," Philosophical Magazine Series 6, vol.
This is how it works: The blanket temperature is slightly warmer on the bottom third of the cylinder thus creating convection currents inside that ensure vaporization and mixing of the gas components.
This was attributed to stray air currents and edge effects which become significant as the natural convection currents become weak.