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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. dated To be considered genuine or authentic. What passes current as orthodox religious belief these days would be considered quite liberal—downright blasphemous, even—200 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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They are like those little nooks of still water, which border a rapid stream, where we may see the straw and bubble riding quietly at anchor, or slowly revolving in their mimic harbor, undisturbed by the rush of the passing current. Though many years have elapsed since I trod the drowsy shades of Sleepy Hollow, yet I question whether I should not still find the same trees and the same families vegetating in its sheltered bosom.
The party gradually drew together about the heap of ashes and the ends of smoking logs; while a dim flame in the centre of the ruin, which still found fuel to feed its lingering life, threw its pale light, flickering with the passing currents of the air, around the circle—now showing a face with eyes fixed in astonishment, and then glancing to another countenance, leaving the former shaded in the obscurity of night.
Objects on the ground, like steeples, trees, and the Earth itself, become positively charged -- creating an imbalance that nature seeks to remedy by passing current between the two charges.
LCC-HVDC*1: A HVDC system with AC/DC converter using power semiconductor devices that requires the passing current to be zero when off (a thyristor).
Therefore, a key way to improve fuel efficiency is to improve power semiconductor efficiency, specifically by reducing resistance experienced by the passing current. Since launching the Prius gasoline-electric HV in 1997, Toyota has been working on in-house development of power semiconductors and on improving HV fuel efficiency.
Then the passing current through the triac is held in a conduction state.
Lounging nonchalantly as my rod dangled over the edge of the boat, I was lost for a word to describe the colour of a chessa as it streaks just below the surface, turning its body like a sail to catch the passing current. There is something in that silvery flash, as light bounces off in all directions which seems to be more of a sound, than a colour.
"LEDs are very small solid-state devices that generate light by passing current across layers of a semi-conductor material housed in a chip.
In electroacoustic music, this means the following scheme: I create a smoothly passing current of sound (melody, regular pulse) and will disturb it with rustles, clatter, disruptions in "unexpected places", thus evoking deconstruction, destruction, unease, distracting of concentration, distance towards that which is heard.
Scientists created the magnetic field by passing current through copper coils (shown).
MRAM that uses the "spin-torque-transfer" effect to reverse the direction of magnetization of an element by passing current through it.
The specimens were heated by passing current through the standard specimens using flexible conductors, and the temperature was recorded with a tungsten-rhenium thermocouple.
A book about the future published in 2008, with information preceding the publishing date, could well be considered out of date - or at worst in error - after a couple of years of passing current events.
While power supplies have typically used silicon transistors, silicon transistors suffer from some power loss, known as "on-state loss"(5) when passing current, as well as considerable power loss when switching between on and off states, known as "switching loss"(6), such that transistor-related losses account for more than one-third (1/3) of all power loss that occurs in a power supply.
Van den Berg became the Ducks' all-time career leader in points with 186, passing current UO assistant coach Jen Derby.