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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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Examples from the web for currently
  • We are currently updating the site and should be back within a few hours.
  • He is currently working on a book about the world's largest unsolved art heist.
  • Submissions will open shortly as the site is currently under construction.
  • She currently covers the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries.
  • About half the students currently enrolled in higher education are at community colleges.
  • Comments are currently closed and new comments are no longer being accepted.
  • Although the chemical known as deet currently dominates the mosquito-repellent market, nature is full of bug-banishing strategies.
  • Workers will remove the marble panels that currently block the view to the museum's third floor.
  • Not many countries in the world are currently immersed in significantly reforming their higher education systems.
  • Fortunately, the paranoia currently festering is not yet sufficiently widespread to repeat our earlier mistake.
Word Origin and History for currently

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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