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Definition of Currency


  1. A continued or uninterrupted course or flow like that of a stream; as, the currency of time.
  2. The state or quality of being current; general acceptance or reception; a passing from person to person, or from hand to hand; circulation; as, a report has had a long or general currency; the currency of bank notes.
  3. That which is in circulation, or is given and taken as having or representing value; as, the currency of a country; a specie currency; esp., government or bank notes circulating as a substitute for metallic money.
  4. Fluency; readiness of utterance.
  5. Current value; general estimation; the rate at which anything is generally valued.

Currency Quotations

For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice - no paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.
John Burroughs

The first panacea for a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency; the second is war. Both bring a temporary prosperity; both bring a permanent ruin. But both are the refuge of political and economic opportunists.
Ernest Hemingway

Money is my military, each dollar a soldier. I never send my money into battle unprepared and undefended. I send it to conquer and take currency prisoner and bring it back to me.
Kevin O'Leary

I think the currency of leadership is transparency. You've got to be truthful. I don't think you should be vulnerable every day, but there are moments where you've got to share your soul and conscience with people and show them who you are, and not be afraid of it.
Howard Schultz

The best way to destroy the capitalist system is to debauch the currency.
Vladimir Lenin
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Currency Translations

currency in Dutch is valuta, muntsoort
currency in Norwegian is valuta
currency in Portuguese is moeda corrente
currency in Spanish is valuta, divisa
currency in Swedish is valuta
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