Current vs. Relevant - What's the difference?

Wiktionary

  • Current (noun)

    The part of a fluid that moves continuously in a certain direction.

  • Current (noun)

    The time rate of flow of electric charge.

  • Current (noun)

    A tendency or a course of events.

  • Current (adjective)

    Existing or occurring at the moment.

    "current events;"

    "current leaders;"

    "current negotiations"

  • Current (adjective)

    Generally accepted, used, practiced, or prevalent at the moment.

    "current affairs;"

    "current bills and coins;"

    "current fashions"

  • Current (adjective)

    Running or moving rapidly.

  • Relevant (adjective)

    Directly related, connected, or pertinent to a topic.

    "His mother provided some relevant background information concerning his medical condition."

  • Relevant (adjective)

    Not out of date; current.

Oxford Dictionary

  • Current (adjective)

    belonging to the present time; happening or being used or done now

    "keep abreast of current events"

    "I started my current job in 2001"

  • Current (adjective)

    in common or general use

    "the other meaning of the word is still current"

  • Current (noun)

    a body of water or air moving in a definite direction, especially through a surrounding body of water or air in which there is less movement

    "ocean currents"

  • Current (noun)

    a flow of electricity which results from the ordered directional movement of electrically charged particles

    "this completes the circuit so that a current flows to the lamp"

    "magnetic fields are produced by currents flowing in the cables"

  • Current (noun)

    a quantity representing the rate of flow of electric charge, usually measured in amperes

    "at high currents there is wasteful power dissipation"

  • Current (noun)

    the general tendency or course of events or opinion

    "the student movement formed a distinct current of protest"

  • Relevant (adjective)

    closely connected or appropriate to what is being done or considered

    "the candidate's experience is relevant to the job"

    "what small companies need is relevant advice"

  • Relevant (adjective)

    appropriate to the current time, period, or circumstances; of contemporary interest

    "critics may find themselves unable to stay relevant in a changing world"

    "her films are relevant for feminists today"

Webster Dictionary

  • Current (adjective)

    Running or moving rapidly.

  • Current (adjective)

    Now passing, as time; as, the current month.

  • Current (adjective)

    Passing from person to person, or from hand to hand; circulating through the community; generally received; common; as, a current coin; a current report; current history.

  • Current (adjective)

    Commonly estimated or acknowledged.

  • Current (adjective)

    Fitted for general acceptance or circulation; authentic; passable.

  • Current (noun)

    A flowing or passing; onward motion. Hence: A body of fluid moving continuously in a certain direction; a stream; esp., the swiftest part of it; as, a current of water or of air; that which resembles a stream in motion; as, a current of electricity.

  • Current (noun)

    General course; ordinary procedure; progressive and connected movement; as, the current of time, of events, of opinion, etc.

  • Relevant (adjective)

    Relieving; lending aid or support.

  • Relevant (adjective)

    Bearing upon, or properly applying to, the case in hand; pertinent; applicable.

  • Relevant (adjective)

    Sufficient to support the cause.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Current (noun)

    a flow of electricity through a conductor;

    "the current was measured in amperes"

  • Current (noun)

    a steady flow (usually from natural causes);

    "the raft floated downstream on the current"

    "he felt a stream of air"

  • Current (noun)

    dominant course (suggestive of running water) of successive events or ideas;

    "two streams of development run through American history"

    "stream of consciousness"

    "the flow of thought"

    "the current of history"

  • Current (adjective)

    occurring in or belonging to the present time;

    "current events"

    "the current topic"

    "current negotiations"

    "current psychoanalytic theories"

    "the ship's current position"

  • Relevant (adjective)

    having a bearing on or connection with the subject at issue;

    "the scientist corresponds with colleagues in order to learn about matters relevant to her own research"

  • Relevant (adjective)

    having crucial relevance;

    "crucial to the case"

    "relevant testimony"

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