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Webster 1913 Edition


Circulation

Cirˊcu-la′tion

,
Noun.
[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.
This continual
circulation
of human things.
Swift.
2.
The act of passing from place to place or person to person; free diffusion; transmission.
The true doctrines of astronomy appear to have had some popular
circulation
.
Whewell.
3.
Currency; circulating coin; notes, bills, etc., current for coin.
4.
The extent to which anything circulates or is circulated; the measure of diffusion;
as, the
circulation
of a newspaper
.
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.

Webster 1828 Edition


Circulation

CIRCULATION

, n.
1.
The act of moving round, or in a circle, or in a course which brings or tends to bring the moving body to the point where its motion began; as the circulation of the blood in the body.
2.
A series in which the same order is preserved and things return to the same state.
3.
The act of going and returning; or of passing from place to place, or from person to person; as the circulation of money.
4.
Currency; circulating coin, or notes or bills current for coin.
5.
In chimistry, circulation is an operation by which the same vapor, raised by fire, falls back to be returned and distilled several times.

Definition 2021


circulation

circulation

English

Noun

circulation (countable and uncountable, plural circulations)

  1. The act of moving in a circle, or in a course which brings the moving body to the place where its motion began.
  2. The act of passing from place to place or person to person; free diffusion; transmission.
  3. Currency; circulating coin; notes, bills, etc., current for coin.
  4. The extent to which anything circulates or is circulated; the measure of diffusion; as, the circulation of a newspaper.
  5. 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.

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French

Etymology

circuler + -ation, from Latin circulatio.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /siʁ.ky.la.sjɔ̃/
  • Rhymes: -jɔ̃

Noun

circulation f (plural circulations)

  1. circulation (act of moving in a circular shape)
  2. (anatomy) circulation (of blood)
  3. traffic
  4. distribution, circulation (of a newspaper/magazine)

Derived terms

  • circulation alternée