Updated: 11/18/2022 by Computer Hope

A current may refer to any of the following:

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1. Current is the flow of electrons through a circuit.

2. With a location or reference point, current is the active or working location. For example, when at a Windows command-line prompt, if the prompt is "C:\Windows\System32>," System32 is your current directory, and Windows is the parent directory.

3. Current describes how old or new a computer or computer product may be. In most situations, a computer less than a year old is considered a current computer. Anything older is not current.

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