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Definition 1: money in the form of bills or coins - [noun denoting possession]

Samples where hard currency or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • there is a desperate shortage of hard cash

Synonyms for hard currency in the sense of this definition

(hard currency is a kind of ...) the metal or paper medium of exchange that is presently used

(... is a kind of hard currency ) money received in return for its equivalent in a larger denomination or a different currency

"he got change for a twenty and used it to pay the taxi driver"

(... is a kind of hard currency ) the balance of money received when the amount you tender is greater than the amount due

"I paid with a twenty and pocketed the change"

(... is a kind of hard currency ) a trifling sum of money

(... is a kind of hard currency ) cash for day-to-day spending on incidental expenses

(... is a kind of hard currency ) money in the form of cash that is readily available

"his wife was always a good source of ready cash" "he paid cold cash for the TV set"

Definition 2: a currency that is not likely to depreciate suddenly in value - [noun denoting possession]

Samples where hard currency or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the countries agreed to conduct their bilateral trade in hard currency, replacing previous barter arrangements
  • Germany once had a solid economy, good fiscal and monetary policies, and a hard currency

(hard currency is a kind of ...) the metal or paper medium of exchange that is presently used

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