Perhaps the most significant structural flaw in the current system, however, is that the fox is guarding the henhouse.
The hottest current example is one that Democrats used for a confidence boost in 2004 as well: cellphones.
Many experts now say the FDA labels for Plan B and similar morning-after pills are not current with the most recent research.
It would have paid about $100 a day, more than 10 times his current income.
The current gloom is no more realistic than late 1990s euphoria and will fade with the turn of the business cycle.
He would start from the opposite side and get the help of the current.
He sat down, rather discontented, and resumed the current of his reflections.
The gossip of L—— had set in full current against Lilian's fair name.
Then there was a current of curses, a swift hissing of invective.
“This is not the current view of goodness in women,” said Hadria.
c.1300, "running, flowing," from Old French corant "running, lively, eager, swift," present participle of corre "to run," from Latin currere "to run, move quickly" (of persons or things), from PIE *kers- "to run" (cf. Greek -khouros "running," Lithuanian karsiu "go quickly," Old Norse horskr "swift," Old Irish and Middle Welsh carr "cart, wagon," Breton karr "chariot," Welsh carrog "torrent"). Meaning "prevalent, generally accepted" is from 1560s.
late 14c., from Middle French corant (Modern French courant), from Old French corant (see current (adj.)). Applied 1747 to the flow of electrical force.
current cur·rent (kûr'ənt, kŭr'-)
A stream or flow of a liquid or gas.
Symbol I A flow of electric charge.
Symbol I, i The amount of electric charge flowing past a specified circuit point per unit time.
Our Living Language : Electric current is the phenomenon most often experienced in the form of electricity. Any time an object with a net electric charge is in motion, such as an electron in a wire or a positively charged ion jetting into the atmosphere from a solar flare, there is an electric current; the total current moving through some cross-sectional area in a given direction is simply the amount of positive charge moving through that cross-section. Current is sometimes confused with electric potential or voltage, but a voltage difference between two points (such as the two terminals of a battery) means only that current can potentially flow between them; how much does in fact flow depends on the resistance of the material between the two points. Electrical signals transmitted through a wire generally propagate at nearly the speed of light, but the current in the wire actually moves very slowly: pushing electrons into one end of the wire is rather like pushing a marble into one end of a tube filled with marbles—a marble (or electron) gets pushed out the other end almost instantly, even though the marbles (or electrons) inside move only incrementally.
The quantity of charge per unit time, measured in Amperes (Amps, A). By historical convention, the sign of current is positive for currents flowing from positive to negative potential, but experience indicates that electrons are negatively charged and flow in the opposite direction.