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circulation

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noun cir·cu·la·tion \ˌsər-kyə-ˈlā-shən\

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of circulation

  1. 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. 2 :  flow

  3. 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 in a sentence

  1. He has bad circulation in his legs.

  2. The drug improves blood circulation.

  3. The attic has poor air circulation.

  4. the circulation of ocean waters

  5. Let's open the windows to get some circulation in here.

  6. This memo is not meant for circulation.

  7. The coins have recently entered circulation.



1535

First Known Use of circulation

1535

Rhymes with circulation

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vindication, violation, visitation, weather station



CIRCULATION Defined for Kids

circulation

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noun cir·cu·la·tion \ˌsər-kyə-ˈlā-shən\

Definition of circulation for Students

  1. 1 :  movement through something <A fan will improve the circulation of air in the room.>

  2. 2 :  passage from place to place or person to person <coins in circulation>

  3. 3 :  the average number of copies (as of a newspaper) sold in a given period




Medical Dictionary

circulation

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noun cir·cu·la·tion \ˌsər-kyə-ˈlā-shən\

Medical Definition of circulation

  1. :  the movement of blood through the vessels of the body that is induced by the pumping action of the heart and serves to distribute nutrients and oxygen to and remove waste products from all parts of the body—see pulmonary circulation, systemic circulation



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