What does circulation mean?

Definitions for circulation
ˌsɜr kyəˈleɪ ʃəncir·cu·la·tion

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word circulation.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. circulationnoun

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

  2. circulationnoun

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

  3. circulationnoun

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

  4. circulationnoun

    number of copies of a newspaper or magazine that are sold

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

  5. circulationnoun

    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. circulationnoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. circulationnoun

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

  2. circulationnoun

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

  3. circulationnoun

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

  4. circulationnoun

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

  5. circulationnoun

    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. Circulationnoun

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

    Etymology: [L. circulatio: cf. F. circulation.]

  2. Circulationnoun

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

    Etymology: [L. circulatio: cf. F. circulation.]

  3. Circulationnoun

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

    Etymology: [L. circulatio: cf. F. circulation.]

  4. Circulationnoun

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

    Etymology: [L. circulatio: cf. F. circulation.]

  5. Circulationnoun

    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

    Etymology: [L. circulatio: cf. F. circulation.]

Editors Contribution

  1. circulation

    The efficient movement or flow of energy or matter through the accurate and specific systems of the human body, the body of an animal or organism.

    The circulation system of the human body is amazing.

    Submitted by MaryC on May 6, 2020  
  2. circulation

    The flow of energy or fluid through a system.

    Circulation within the human body is vital for life.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 7, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of circulation in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of circulation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of circulation in a Sentence

  1. The Environment Ministry:

    We're currently facing unusual conditions, with one of the driest Junes in over 40 years as well as really bad air circulation conditions in the Santiago valley in recent days, which boosts the concentration of contamination.

  2. Cynthia Ackrill:

    The mechanism of stress is that we get worked up over something so our sympathetic nervous system revs everything up. We need our heart pumping fast to keep our blood pressure up so that we've got good circulation and we can get away from the danger.

  3. Health Minister Olivier Veran:

    The largest part of the epidemic is behind us but the virus is not dead. We did not completely defeat it and we are controlling its circulation. We continue testing.

  4. Hamid Jafari:

    We need at least three years of no wild polio virus circulation and good surveillance for the Global Commission (for the Certification of Poliomyelitis Eradication) to certify eradication of wild polio virus, we haven’t seen type 3 wildtype in over three years. Hopefully very soon we will stop seeing wildtype type 1.

  5. Abdul Rashid Mukhdoomi:

    We were not handed over any order under which the printing and circulation of our newspapers were stopped.

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Translations for circulation

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  • обращение, кръвообращение, обикаляне, циркулация, движение в кръгBulgarian
  • BlutkreislaufGerman
  • cirkuladoEsperanto
  • circulaciónSpanish
  • تیراژPersian
  • kiertokulku, kiertoliike, verenkierto, levikkiFinnish
  • circulationFrench
  • cuairteachadhScottish Gaelic
  • kiarkley, kiarkley ny folleyManx
  • keringés, forgalom, vérkeringésHungarian
  • peredaran, perputaranIndonesian
  • 血液循環Japanese
  • oplage, omloopDutch
  • оборот, кровообращение, циркуляция, круговое движение, обращение, круговоротRussian
  • kan dolaşımıTurkish

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