Circulating
Circulate Cir"cu*late, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Circulated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Circulating}.] [L. circulatus, p. p. of circulare, v. t., to surround, make round, circulari, v. i., to gather into a circle. See {Circle}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To move in a circle or circuitously; to move round and return to the same point; as, the blood circulates in the body. --Boyle. [1913 Webster]

2. To pass from place to place, from person to person, or from hand to hand; to be diffused; as, money circulates; a story circulates. [1913 Webster]

{Circulating decimal}. See {Decimal}.

{Circulating library}, a library whose books are loaned to the public, usually at certain fixed rates.

{Circulating medium}. See {Medium}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • circulating — adjective a) Moving about freely. He glanced at the slowly circulating guests. b) An institution lending from its collection, especially of books, on condition of membership. A circulating library …   Wiktionary

  • circulating — adj. Circulating is used with these nouns: ↑library …   Collocations dictionary

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  • circuLating — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. flowing, moving, current, circulatory, ambient, diffusive, rotating, circling, in circulation, in motion, fluid; see also moving 1 . Ant. still, motionless*, stationary …   English dictionary for students

  • circulating — cir·cu·lat·ing || sɜːkjÊŠleɪtɪŋ adj. passing from one to another; moving in a circuit and returning to the same point cir·cu·late || sɜːkjÊŠleɪt v. move around, move from place to place; distribute, pass around, hand out …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • Circulating Tumor Cell — Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) are cells that have detached from a primary tumor and circulate in the bloodstream. CTCs may constitute seeds for subsequent growth of additional tumors (metastasis) in different tissues. The detection of CTCs may… …   Wikipedia

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