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
3a : passage or transmission from person to person or place to place; especially : the interchange of currency coins in circulationb : the extent of dissemination: such 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
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.
Recent Examples of circulation from the Web
Circulation around the system, located about 800 miles from the west coast of Africa in the Central Atlantic, is becoming better defined, forecasters said.
Some naturopathic sources claim vinegar can improve circulation, clear out your liver, and generally clean you out.
Shavelson also recommends that those who are diabetic or have poor circulation should see a doctor before using.
Then there’s Buddy, who had to have his back paw amputated, the result of poor circulation.
Because of poor blood circulation, diabetics are susceptible to developing ulcers in their lower legs and feet that heal poorly and can sometimes lead to amputations.
Millions of the defective parts are still in circulation and carmakers are racing to swap them out for safe components.
However, the new note, which will be introduced into circulation in the U.K in September, is not without controversy.
Round two: Early Saturday morning The actual remnant circulation of Cindy passes through the Mid-Atlantic in the very early-morning hours Saturday and could unload some very heavy rainfall in a short time.
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First Known Use of circulation
CIRCULATION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of circulation for English Language Learners
: 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
CIRCULATION Defined for Kids
Definition of circulation for Students
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
Medical Definition of circulation
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