1. the metal or paper medium of exchange that is presently used

Definition categories: possession

2. general acceptance or use

- the currency of ideas

Definition categories: attribute, prevalence

3. the property of belonging to the present time

- the currency of a slang term

Similar word(s): currentness

Definition categories: attribute, nowness, presentness

Sentences with currency as a noun:

- Wampum was used as a currency by Amerindians.

- The jargon’s currency.

- He […] takes greatness of kingdoms according to their bulk and currency, and not after intrinsic value. — Francis Bacon.The bare name of Englishman […] too often gave a transient currency to the worthless and ungrateful. — W. Irving.