circulations1) N-COUNT: with supp The circulation of a newspaper or magazine is the number of copies that are sold each time it is produced.
The Daily News once had the highest circulation of any daily in the country...
The paper has proved unable to maintain its circulation figures.2) N-UNCOUNT Your circulation is the movement of blood through your body.
Anyone with heart, lung or circulation problems should seek medical advice before flying.
...cold spots in the fingers caused by poor circulation.3) → See also circulate4) PHRASE If something such as money is in circulation, it is being used by the public. If something is out of circulation or has been withdrawn from circulation, it is no longer available for use by the public.
The supply of money in circulation was drastically reduced overnight.
...a society like America, with perhaps 180 million guns in circulation.
...the decision to take 50 and 100 ruble bills out of circulation.5) PHRASE If someone is out of circulation, they do not appear in public or at social gatherings for a period of time. You can also say that someone is out of circulation when they are in prison.
Political trials were being used to keep prominent activists out of circulation...
I had been out of circulation for a month and knew that many friends would be there.
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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
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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