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Main Entry: 1cur·rent
Pronunciation: primarystresskschwar-schwant, primarystresskschwa-rschwant
Function: adjective
Etymology: Middle English curraunt, coraunt "moving, flowing, running," from early French corant, curant "running," derived from Latin currere "to run" --related to CORRIDOR, COURIER, COURSE, EXCURSION, INCUR, OCCUR
1 a : now passing <the current month> b : occurring in or belonging to the present time <current events>
2 : generally accepted, used, or practiced <current customs>
- cur·rent·ly adverb
- cur·rent·ness noun

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