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circulation - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'circulation' (Webster Dictionary)

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

Meaning of 'circulation' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . circulation [ n]
Meaning (1):
- free movement or passage (as of cytoplasm within a cell or sap through a plant)
Example in sentence:
  • a fan aids air circulation;
  • ocean circulation is an important part of global climate
Meaning (2):
- number of copies of a newspaper or magazine that are sold
Example in sentence:
  • by increasing its circulation the newspaper hoped to increase its advertising