Simple Definition of circulation
: the movement of blood through the body that is caused by the pumping action of the heart
: movement of air, water, etc., through the different parts of something
: the act of passing something (such as money, information, etc.) from person to person or place to place : the state of being passed from person to person or place to place
Full Definition of circulation
1 : orderly movement through a circuit; especially : the movement of blood through the vessels of the body induced by the pumping action of the heart
2 : flow
3 a : passage or transmission from person to person or place to place; especially : the interchange of currency <coins in circulation> b : the extent of dissemination: as (1) : the average number of copies of a publication sold over a given period (2) : the total number of items borrowed from a library
Examples of circulation
He has bad circulation in his legs.
The drug improves blood circulation.
The attic has poor air circulation.
the circulation of ocean waters
Let's open the windows to get some circulation in here.
This memo is not meant for circulation.
The coins have recently entered circulation.
First Known Use of circulation
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CIRCULATION Defined for Kids
Definition of circulation
1 : movement through something <A fan will improve the circulation of air in the room.>
2 : passage from place to place or person to person <coins in circulation>
3 : the average number of copies (as of a newspaper) sold in a given period
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