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Definition of currency noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (pl. currencies)
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  1. 1[countable, uncountable] the system of money that a country uses trading in foreign currencies a single European currency You'll need some cash in local currency but you can also use your credit card. see also hard currency
  2. 2[uncountable] the fact that something is used or accepted by a lot of people The term “post-industrial” now has wide currency. The qualification has gained currency all over the world.
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