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I'm looking for a term to describe a state. Ordinarily I would use the word "Currency" to describe the state of "Current", "Future", "Previous", however in the context, this would be too easily confused with a monetary currency.

What would be another good word to use to describe a "currency" state?

"The currency of the address" sounds and reads horribly, and certainly "tense" in this context doesn't work.

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  • Hi @Rocksalt. Can't you use 'status'? Since you are describing a state. – samloy.p Mar 27 '14 at 5:07
  • Potentially... would prefer a better term that directly implies currency. Status/State is generic and certainly in the context where I need the term would also be confusing. – Rocksalt Mar 27 '14 at 5:30
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Possibly recency or recentness

[the quality of] having appeared, happened, or been made not long ago; modern, fresh, or new

While the terms suggest close to the present, they might provide a reference point as in

What is the recency of that event?

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Some of the IT folk down here in Jamaica seek data fields or data elements which are TEMPORAL in nature, adding context of time, e.g., insert_datetime, update_datetime. So that is another adjective which MAY fit......

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