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1. alternating

adjective. ['ˈɔltɝˌneɪtɪŋ'] occurring by turns; first one and then the other.

Synonyms

  • cyclical
  • cyclic

Antonyms

  • refrain
  • primary
  • acyclic

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Rhymes with Alternating Current

  • tarrant
  • parrent
  • garant
  • farrant
  • arent
  • aren't
  • arant

Sentences with alternating-current


1. Noun Phrase
The acronym VAC is voltage alternating current and represents the voltage that can flow safely through a wire.

2. Noun Phrase
Run a 120 volt, alternating current supply wire to the single gang box.

3. Noun Phrase
Because of how they function, the current they generate is alternating current.

4. Noun Phrase
Arc welders use direct current, rather than alternating current.

2. current

adjective. ['ˈkɝːənt, ˈkɝːnt, ˈkɑːrənt'] occurring in or belonging to the present time.

Synonyms

  • topical
  • on-going
  • currency
  • live
  • modern
  • contemporary
  • up-to-dateness
  • underway
  • present-day
  • latest
  • occurrent
  • circulating
  • online
  • actual
  • up-to-the-minute
  • ongoing
  • afoot
  • on-line
  • new
  • incumbent
  • up-to-date

Antonyms

  • nonmodern
  • noncurrent
  • pastness
  • futurity

Etymology

  • curraunt (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • curant (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. current

noun. ['ˈkɝːənt, ˈkɝːnt, ˈkɑːrənt'] a flow of electricity through a conductor.

Synonyms

  • electric current
  • thermionic current
  • juice

Antonyms

  • early
  • middle
  • unfashionable
  • regressive

Etymology

  • curraunt (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • curant (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. current

noun. ['ˈkɝːənt, ˈkɝːnt, ˈkɑːrənt'] a steady flow of a fluid (usually from natural causes).

Synonyms

  • tidal current
  • rip current
  • maelstrom
  • violent stream
  • twist
  • vortex
  • eddy
  • undertide
  • flow
  • undercurrent
  • torrent
  • flowing
  • whirlpool
  • stream
  • ocean current
  • riptide

Antonyms

  • dead
  • inanimate
  • inelastic
  • recorded

Etymology

  • curraunt (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • curant (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

5. current

noun. ['ˈkɝːənt, ˈkɝːnt, ˈkɑːrənt'] dominant course (suggestive of running water) of successive events or ideas.

Synonyms

  • line
  • stream
  • course

Antonyms

  • extinct
  • uncharged
  • dull
  • unloaded

Etymology

  • curraunt (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • curant (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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