Circulating medium
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 medium — Medium Me di*um, n.; pl. L. {Media}, {E}. {Mediums}. [L. medium the middle, fr. medius middle. See {Mid}, and cf. {Medius}.] 1. That which lies in the middle, or between other things; intervening body or quantity. Hence, specifically: (a) Middle… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • circulating medium — n. any medium of exchange that can be passed in ordinary commerce, as currency …   English World dictionary

  • circulating medium — index currency Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • circulating medium — noun : a medium of exchange (as coin, bank notes, or government notes) that passes from hand to hand without endorsement * * * 1. any coin or note passing, without endorsement, as a medium of exchange. 2. such coins or notes collectively. [1790… …   Useful english dictionary

  • circulating medium — 1. any coin or note passing, without endorsement, as a medium of exchange. 2. such coins or notes collectively. [1790 1800] * * * …   Universalium

  • circulating medium — cir′culating me dium n. num any coin or note passing, without endorsement, as a medium of exchange • Etymology: 1790–1800 …   From formal English to slang

  • circulating medium — /ˌsɜkjəleɪtɪŋ ˈmidiəm/ (say .serkyuhlayting meedeeuhm) noun 1. any coin or note passing, without endorsement, as a medium of exchange. 2. such coins or notes collectively …   Australian English dictionary

  • circulating medium — noun a commodity used in commercial exchange, especially coins or gold …   English new terms dictionary

  • Medium — Me di*um, n.; pl. L. {Media}, {E}. {Mediums}. [L. medium the middle, fr. medius middle. See {Mid}, and cf. {Medius}.] 1. That which lies in the middle, or between other things; intervening body or quantity. Hence, specifically: (a) Middle place… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Medium of exchange — Medium Me di*um, n.; pl. L. {Media}, {E}. {Mediums}. [L. medium the middle, fr. medius middle. See {Mid}, and cf. {Medius}.] 1. That which lies in the middle, or between other things; intervening body or quantity. Hence, specifically: (a) Middle… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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