currency

  

Definition

Tokens used as money in a country. In addition to the metal coins and paper bank notes, modern currency also includes checks drawn on bank accounts, money orders, travelers checks, and will soon include electronic money or digital cash.

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  • Ken tried to make some extra money in the foreign exchange markets, but he lost lhis investment because he didn't know anything about currency.

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  • If you are planning a trip overseas, determine ahead of time if you will need to convert your money to the other country's currency.

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  • After arriving in the foreign country, the tourist visited a bank to exchange his money because he couldn't buy, see or do anything without the local currency.

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