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current

1. a mass of air, body of water, etc., that has a steady flow in a particular direction
2. the rate of flow of such a mass
3. Physics
a. a flow of electric charge through a conductor
b. the rate of flow of this charge. It is measured in amperes

Current

 

(i), a scalar quantity characterizing the time rate of flow of electric charge. It is equal to the ratio of the charge Δq transported through the cross section of a conductor in the time Δt to the time: i = Δqt. The unit of current is the ampere. Current is measured by means of ammeters.

current

[′kər·ənt]
(electricity)
The net transfer of electric charge per unit time; a specialization of the physics definition. Also known as electric current.
(physics)
The rate of flow of any conserved, indestructible quantity across a surface per unit time.

current

The flow of electricity in a circuit; the unit of measurement is the ampere.

current

i. A pilot qualified on a type of aircraft and presently cleared to fly without any additional checks.
ii. A civil aircraft that is on active register and in routine operation.

current

(electronics)
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.

current

(1) The flow of electrons through a circuit. Measured in "amperes." See amp and voltage.

(2) The latest version or model.

(3) (Current) An earlier Windows PIM from IBM that included a calendar, address book, phone dialer, outliner, word processor and Gantt charts for project tracking. It was revised by its developer, Jensen-Jones Inc., Red Bank, NJ, into a new package called Commence.
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This 2009 edition offers a more detailed discussion of Medicare's payment policies, provides updated information on payment rules that took effect in 2009, and offers more details for each Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code on payment policies and policy actions the AMA has taken since enactment of payment system revisions.
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He currently sits on the prestigious American Medical Association Current Procedural Terminology Editorial Panel.
Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) from the American Medical Association;
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The rule also mandates use of various medical code sets, including the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Clinical Revision (ICD-9CM) and Physician Current Procedural Terminology (CPT-4).
Updated Current Procedural Terminology and International Classification of Diseases (ICD)-9 codes.

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