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【currency】在多语言下的意思、翻译、词源、用法、例句

英语(English)

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词源(Etymology)

Borrowed from Medieval Latin currentia, from Latin currēns, from currō.

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名词(Noun)

currency (countable and uncountable, plural currencies)

  1. Money or other items used to facilitate transactions.
    Wampum was used as a currency by Amerindians.
  2. (more specifically) Paper money.
    • 1943, William Saroyan, The Human Comedy, chapter 3,
      Spangler went through his pockets, coming out with a handful of small coins, one piece of currency and a hard-boiled egg.
  3. The state of being current; general acceptance or recognition.
    The jargon’s currency.
  4. (obsolete) Current value; general estimation; the rate at which anything is generally valued.
    • 1623, Francis Bacon, A Discourse of a War with Spain
      He [] takes greatness of kingdoms according to their bulk and currency, and not after intrinsic value.
    • 1819 July 31, Geoffrey Crayon [pseudonym; Washington Irving], “English Writers on America”, in The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent., number II, New York, N.Y.: [] C. S. Van Winkle,[], OCLC 1090970992, page 112:
      The bare name of Englishman [] too often gave a transient currency to the worthless and ungrateful.
  5. (obsolete) fluency; readiness of utterance

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