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. 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

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

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

  2. Circulation(noun)

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

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

  3. Circulation(noun)

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

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

  4. Circulation(noun)

    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. 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

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

Editors Contribution

  1. circulation

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

    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. Harvey Fineberg:

    If you generate an aerosol of the virus with no circulation in a room, it's conceivable that if you walk through later, you could inhale the virus, but if you're outside, the breeze will likely disperse it.

  2. Karen Alley:

    Warm water circulation is attacking the undersides of these ice shelves at their most vulnerable points, these effects matter.

  3. 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.

  4. Eric Leuthardt:

    What's interesting is that the blood-brain barrier is a two-way street, by breaking it down, you can get things into the brain, but also by breaking it down now things can go from your brain out into your circulation, to your peripheral system, which includes your immune system.

  5. Laurie Steelsmith:

    They help support blood vessels and circulation for both men and women, this means better circulation to sexual organs and, consequently, better orgasms.

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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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