permanent current

permanent current

[′pər·mə·nənt ′kə·rənt]
(oceanography)
A current which continues with relatively little periodic or seasonal change.
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This created a measurable but small permanent current of slightly under one volt.
The remaining two-thirds is devoted to an harangue on what Feil sees as the unhappy dimensions of a less than robust Australian economy--an engorged predatory finance sector, the cynical privatisations, a bipartisan naivete regarding the ruthless politics of international trade and finance (producing Australia's permanent current account deficit and ever-expanding debt), and so on.

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