American English

Definition of current adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[only before noun] happening now; of the present time current prices a budget for the current year your current employer Which Word?actual / current / presentActual does not mean current or present. It means “real” or “exact,” and is often used in contrast with something that is not seen as real or exact:I need the actual figures, not an estimate.Present means “existing or happening now”:How long have you been in your present job?Current also means “existing or happening now,” but can suggest that the situation is temporary:The factory cannot continue its current level of production.Actually does not mean “at the present time.” Use currently, at the present time, or at the moment instead.
  2. 2being used by or accepted by most people words that are no longer current
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: current