Definition of Circulation

1. Noun. The dissemination of copies of periodicals (as newspapers or magazines).

Generic synonyms: Airing, Dissemination, Public Exposure, Spreading
Derivative terms: Circulate



2. Noun. Movement through a circuit; especially the movement of blood through the heart and blood vessels.

3. Noun. (library science) the count of books that are loaned by a library over a specified period.
Category relationships: Library Science
Generic synonyms: Count

4. Noun. Number of copies of a newspaper or magazine that are sold. "By increasing its circulation the newspaper hoped to increase its advertising"
Generic synonyms: Count
Derivative terms: Circulate

5. Noun. Free movement or passage (as of cytoplasm within a cell or sap through a plant). "A fan aids air circulation"
Category relationships: Flora, Plant, Plant Life
Generic synonyms: Change Of Location, Travel
Derivative terms: Circulate, Circulate

6. Noun. The spread or transmission of something (as news or money) to a wider group or area.
Generic synonyms: Spread, Spreading
Specialized synonyms: Recirculation
Derivative terms: Circulate, Circulate, Circulate

Definition of Circulation

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

Definition of Circulation

1. Noun. The act of moving in a circle, or in a course which brings the moving body to the place where its motion began. ¹

2. Noun. The act of passing from place to place or person to person; free diffusion; transmission. ¹

3. Noun. Currency; circulating coin; notes, bills, etc., current for coin. ¹

4. Noun. The extent to which anything circulates or is circulated; the measure of diffusion; as, the circulation of a newspaper. ¹

5. 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. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Circulation

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Medical Definition of Circulation

1. Movement in a regular or circuitous course, as the movement of the blood through the heart and blood vessels. Origin: L. Circulatio This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Circulation

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circulation (current term)
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Literary usage of Circulation

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1. An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam ( Smith, Joseph Shield Nicholson (1895)
"Where the issuing of bank notes for such very small sums is allowed, and commonly | practised, many mean people are hoth enabled The circulation of every ..."

2. A History of the People of the United States: From the Revolution to the by John Bach McMaster (1910)
"It was claimed that the penny paper had no regular circulation, that its readers one day were not its readers the next, that a storm in the city destroyed ..."

3. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1909)
"ternal revenue tax upon the outstanding circulation of the stats bank absorbed by it, or the liabilities of which had been assumed, and that, ..."

4. The Journal of Physiology by Physiological Society (Great Britain). (1879)
"It occurred to us that these drags might operate in the same way as mechanical arrest of the circulation, and we at first thought that they might produce ..."

5. Index of Economic Material in Documents of the States of the United States by Adelaide Rosalia Hasse (1907)
"Current circulation. (Same 1853: S.) . Rept. of joint standing committee on banks on Increase In banking capital required by business wants of Me.; ..."

6. An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam ( Smith, Joseph Shield Nicholson (1895)
"Where the issuing of bank notes for such very small sums is allowed, and commonly | practised, many mean people are hoth enabled The circulation of every ..."

7. A History of the People of the United States: From the Revolution to the by John Bach McMaster (1910)
"It was claimed that the penny paper had no regular circulation, that its readers one day were not its readers the next, that a storm in the city destroyed ..."

8. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1909)
"ternal revenue tax upon the outstanding circulation of the stats bank absorbed by it, or the liabilities of which had been assumed, and that, ..."

9. The Journal of Physiology by Physiological Society (Great Britain). (1879)
"It occurred to us that these drags might operate in the same way as mechanical arrest of the circulation, and we at first thought that they might produce ..."

10. Index of Economic Material in Documents of the States of the United States by Adelaide Rosalia Hasse (1907)
"Current circulation. (Same 1853: S.) . Rept. of joint standing committee on banks on Increase In banking capital required by business wants of Me.; ..."

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