currencycur‧ren‧cy /ˈkʌrənsi $ ˈkɜːr-/ ●●○W3AWL noun (plural currencies) 🔊 🔊 1PEC[countable, uncountable] the system or type of money that a country uses 🔊 The bank can supply you with foreign currency. 🔊 The euro is the single currency for 12 of the European Union’s 15 member states. 🔊 The local currency is the Swiss franc. →hard currency► see thesaurus at money2[uncountable]USE something the state of being accepted or used by a lot of people 🔊 The argument has received wide currency. 🔊 Marxism began to gain currency. 🔊 The idea was common currency in European political life.COLLOCATIONSADJECTIVES/NOUN + currencyforeign currency (=the type of money that other countries use)You can buy foreign currency at the post office.the local/national currency (=the type of money that a particular country uses)The local currency of Zambia is the 'kwacha'.a single currency (=one currency for the countries in Europe)Britain does not use the single currency.a hard/strong currency (=currency from a country with a strong economy)They accept American dollars and other hard currencies.weak (=from a country with a weak economy)The fund was set up to support weak currencies.stable (=not likely to rise or fall suddenly)The government want to maintain a stable currency.verbschange/convert currency (=change money from one currency to another)There’s usually a charge for converting currencies.devalue the currency (=reduce the value of a country’s money in relation to other currencies)The Finance Minister was forced to devalue the currency.a currency rises/falls (=it goes up or down in relation to other currencies)The currency fell from 144 to the dollar twelve months ago to 812.currency + NOUNcurrency exchange (=the process of changing from one country’s currency to another)Banks make good profits on currency exchange.the currency markets (=the financial markets where currencies are bought and sold)the dollar’s recent rise on the currency marketscurrency movements/fluctuations (=changes in the values of currencies)Global trends such as oil prices influence currency movements.