plural noun: currents

  1. a body of water or air moving in a definite direction, especially through a surrounding
    body of water or air in which there is less movement."ocean currents"

synonyms: steady flow, stream, backdraught,
slipstream; Moreairstream, thermal,
updraught, draught; undercurrent,
undertow, tide "a current of air"

2. a flow of electricity which results from the ordered directional movement of electrically
charged particles."this completes the circuit so that a current flows to the lamp"
a quantity representing the rate of flow of electric charge, usually measured in amperes."at
high currents there is wasteful power dissipation"

3. the general tendency or course of events or opinion."the student movement formed a
distinct current of protest"

synonyms: course, progress, progression, flow, tide, movement
More"the current of human life"trend, drift, direction,
tendency, swing, tenor "the current of opinion"