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current

adjective being done, belonging to the time, concurrent, contemporaneous, contemporary, existent, existing, hic, immediate, in fashion, in style, in the fad, in vogue, instant, latest, latter day, new, occurring, of the moment, of the present, of this date, of tooays date, popular, present, present day, prevailing, recent, revised, stylish, topical, up to date, up to the minute, usitatus, widespread
Associated concepts: current account, current assets, current basis, current business expenses, current debts, current expenditures, current market value, current obligations, current operating expenses, current rate of exxhange, currently distributable
See also: common, customary, extant, familiar, instant, outflow, popular, present, prevailing, prevalent, rife, typical, usual

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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