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[kur-uh nt-lee, kuhr-] /ˈkɜr ənt li, ˈkʌr-/
at the presenttime; now:
She is currently working as a lab technician.
Origin of currently
1570-80; current + -ly
Can be confused
currently, immediately, momentarily, now, presently, soon (see synonym study at immediately; see usage note at presently) Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Hamartia means originally a 'bad shot' or 'error', but is currently used for 'offence' or 'sin'.

    The Poetics Aristotle
  • It was currently reported in the camp they were treated very humanely.

  • Again, our general uncertainty as to methods proves that even the currently accepted "rod" system is not infallible.

    Concerning Children Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  • My Tulans are currently embarked on a campaign to unite the planet.

    Adaptation Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • Several that are currently said to be decayed, were never 34 much better than at present.

Word Origin and History for currently

"at the present time," 1570s, from current (adj.) + -ly (2).

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