pass current


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pass current

1. obsolete Of a coin, to have a particular monetary worth. The coin passed current for 21 shillings until the end of the 17th century.
2. near-obsolete To be considered genuine or authentic. What passes current as orthodox religious views these days would be considered quite liberal—downright blasphemous, even—two hundred years ago.
See also: current, pass

pass current

be generally accepted as true or genuine. British
Pass current originally referred to the currency of a genuine coin, as opposed to a counterfeit one.
See also: current, pass
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At present, seats are tested at 30mph only, to pass current European legislation, but most UK child passengers are killed or injured outside built-up areas where the car they are in is often travelling at more than 30mph.
The Real Madrid superstar was searching for a record-breaking 30th goal for his country to pass current record holder Fernando Hierro, but it was Baraja who broke the deadlock for the home side on 18 minutes.
Instead of a propeller shaft running to the rear to power the rear wheels, the HM-01 has wires that pass current to a rear-mounted motor that looks after the rear drive.
Instead of a prop shaft running to the rear to power the rear wheels, the HM-01 has wires that pass current to a rear-mounted motor that looks after the rear drive.
Afterward, Ebell, who finished with five touchdowns, giving him 61 on the year to pass current UCLA star DeShaun Foster as the state single season touchdown leader, wasn't focused on the records.
If the little bits of plastic were sold separately without the chocolate they would never pass current safety regulations.
Although they pass current emission tests, some cars create twice as much pollution as others - and many of the cleanest cars are high performance models.
Rectification depends upon the ability of a material to readily pass current in only one direction.
Aluminium cannot easily be anodic cleaned because it will tend to anodise, and refuse to pass current, but of the more common metals this is the only on where anodic cleaning cannot be recommended.
In the first instance, he says, electrodes (four are common in automated systems; two for manual) are used to pass current through the terminal, which causes heating up to 900[degrees]F or more.
He needs two to pass Chad Strickland and three to pass current assistant Pete Piexoto.
The traditional method fails, because under large-signal RF conditions, PHEMTs, FETs and HBTs pass currents at any given RF voltage that are different from the current the device passes if that same voltage is reached slowly, that is, at DC.
Of course, getting an anchor to hold in strong pass currents can be a problem, and anglers will need to pay attention to the anchor to be sure it is firmly set and holding, and that the anchor is heavy enough to hold the boat stationary.