Circulation
Circulation Cir`cu*la"tion, n. [L. circulatio: cf. F. circulation.] 1. The act of moving in a circle, or in a course which brings the moving body to the place where its motion began. [1913 Webster]

This continual circulation of human things. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

2. The act of passing from place to place or person to person; free diffusion; transmission. [1913 Webster]

The true doctrines of astronomy appear to have had some popular circulation. --Whewell. [1913 Webster]

3. Currency; circulating coin; notes, bills, etc., current for coin. [1913 Webster]

4. The extent to which anything circulates or is circulated; the measure of diffusion; as, the circulation of a newspaper. [1913 Webster]

5. (Physiol.) 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. [1913 Webster]


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  • circulation — cir‧cu‧la‧tion [ˌsɜːkjˈleɪʆn ǁ ˌsɜːr ] noun 1. [uncountable] the exchange of money within an economy: • It was a bold anti inflation plan, including a squeeze on the circulation of money. 2. [uncountable] ECONOMICS if money is in circulation,… …   Financial and business terms

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  • circulation — CIRCULATION. s. f. Mouvement de ce qui circule. La circulation du sang. La circulation de la séve dans les plantes. [b]f♛/b] On appelle figurément, La circulation de l argent, Le mouvement de l argent qui passe d une main à l autre, et qui le… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • circulation — Circulation. s. f. Mouvement de ce qui circule. On a depuis quelque temps descouvert la circulation du sang. On dit fig. La circulation de l argent, pour exprimer le mouvement de l argent qui passe d une main à l autre …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • circulation — (n.) mid 15c., from M.Fr. circulation or directly from L. circulationem (nom. circulatio), noun of action from pp. stem of circulare to form a circle, from circulus small ring (see CIRCLE (Cf. circle)). Used of blood first by William Harvey,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • circulation — [n1] distribution apportionment, currency, dissemination, spread, transmission; concepts 631,651 circulation [n2] moving circularly circling, circuit, circumvolution, current, flow, flowing, gyration, gyre, motion, revolution, rotation, round,… …   New thesaurus

  • Circulation — (v. lat.), Umlauf, so C. des Blutes, s. Blutumlauf; C. des Geldes, s. u. Geld. Circulationsbanken sind so v. w. Zettelbanken (s. Bank). Circulationsmittel (Umlaufsmittel), alles Geld u. alle Werthpapiere, welche anstatt des Geldes im Handel… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • circulation — I noun allocation, allotment, branching out, circumagere, diffusion, dispensation, dispensing, dispergere, dispersal, dispersion, dissemination, distribution, divergence, divulgare, emanation, flow, flowing, flux, issuance, motion, movement,… …   Law dictionary

  • circulation — ► NOUN 1) movement to and fro or around something. 2) the continuous motion of blood round the body. 3) the public availability of something. 4) the number of copies sold of a newspaper or magazine. DERIVATIVES circulatory adjective …   English terms dictionary

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