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(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 = Δq/Δt. The unit of current is the ampere. Current is measured by means of ammeters.
ii. A civil aircraft that is on active register and in routine operation.
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.