Definitions for circulationˌsɜr kyəˈleɪ ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cir•cu•la•tionˌsɜr kyəˈleɪ ʃən(n.)

  1. an act or instance of circulating.

  2. the continuous movement of blood through the heart and blood vessels, maintained chiefly by the action of the heart.

    Category: Physiology

  3. any similar circuit, passage, or flow, as of the sap in plants or air currents in a room.

  4. the transmission or passage of anything from place to place or person to person; dissemination.

  5. the distribution of copies of a periodical among readers.

  6. the number of items distributed over a given period, as copies of a periodical sold by a publisher, or books lent by a library.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  7. the total of coins, notes, bills, etc., in use as money.

    Category: Numismatics

Idioms for circulation:

  1. in circulation,participating actively in social or business life.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of circulation:

1645–55

Princeton's WordNet

  1. circulation(noun)

    the dissemination of copies of periodicals (as newspapers or magazines)

  2. circulation(noun)

    movement through a circuit; especially the movement of blood through the heart and blood vessels

  3. circulation(noun)

    (library science) the count of books that are loaned by a library over a specified period

  4. circulation(noun)

    number of copies of a newspaper or magazine that are sold

    "by increasing its circulation the newspaper hoped to increase its advertising"

  5. circulation(noun)

    free movement or passage (as of cytoplasm within a cell or sap through a plant)

    "ocean circulation is an important part of global climate"; "a fan aids air circulation"

  6. circulation(noun)

    the spread or transmission of something (as news or money) to a wider group or area

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. circulation(noun)ˌsɜr kyəˈleɪ ʃən

    the flow of air, liquid, etc. around a system

    air/traffic circulation

  2. circulationˌsɜr kyəˈleɪ ʃən

    the number of people who buy a newspaper, magazine, etc.

    a magazine circulation of over 170,000

  3. circulationˌsɜr kyəˈleɪ ʃən

    the movement of blood around the body

    good/poor circulation

  4. circulationˌsɜr kyəˈleɪ ʃən

    the spread or distribution of sth to many people

    the new $100 bills now in circulation

Wiktionary

  1. circulation(Noun)

    The act of moving in a circle, or in a course which brings the moving body to the place where its motion began.

  2. circulation(Noun)

    The act of passing from place to place or person to person; free diffusion; transmission.

  3. circulation(Noun)

    Currency; circulating coin; notes, bills, etc., current for coin.

  4. circulation(Noun)

    The extent to which anything circulates or is circulated; the measure of diffusion; as, the circulation of a newspaper.

  5. circulation(Noun)

    The movement of the blood in the blood-vascular system, by which it is brought into close relations with almost every living elementary constituent. Also the movement of the sap in the vessels and tissues of plants.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Circulation(noun)

    the act of moving in a circle, or in a course which brings the moving body to the place where its motion began

  2. Circulation(noun)

    the act of passing from place to place or person to person; free diffusion; transmission

  3. Circulation(noun)

    currency; circulating coin; notes, bills, etc., current for coin

  4. Circulation(noun)

    the extent to which anything circulates or is circulated; the measure of diffusion; as, the circulation of a newspaper

  5. Circulation(noun)

    the movement of the blood in the blood-vascular system, by which it is brought into close relations with almost every living elementary constituent. Also, the movement of the sap in the vessels and tissues of plants

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'circulation' in Nouns Frequency: #2253


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