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current

2 noun
     
current2 [countable]
1HEO a continuous movement of water in a river, lake, or sea [↪ tide]
Strong currents can be very dangerous for swimmers.
2 a continuous movement of air:
Some birds use warm air currents to help them fly.
current of
currents of warm air rising from the plain
3TEE a flow of electricity through a wire: alternating current, direct current
4 an idea, feeling, or opinion that a particular group of people has:
The committee reflects the different political currents within the organization.
current of
There was an underlying current of discontent among teachers.
! Do not confuse with currant (=small dried fruit).

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