out of circulation

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of out of circulation

1 :so as to be no longer passing from person to person or place to place
  • coins that have gone out of circulation
  • The magazine has been taken out of circulation; it will no longer be sold.
2 :unable to go out socially
  • He'll be out of circulation for a while after the surgery.

Word by Word Definitions

out play
  1. : in a direction away from the inside or center

  2. : outside

  3. : from among others

  1. : eject, oust

  2. : to identify publicly as being such secretly

  3. : to become publicly known

  1. used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. : situated outside : external

  2. : out-of-bounds

  3. : situated at a distance : outlying

  1. : outside

  2. : one who is out of office or power or on the outside

  3. : an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball

  1. : in a manner that exceeds or surpasses and sometimes overpowers or defeats

circulation play
  1. : orderly movement through a circuit

  2. : flow

  3. : passage or transmission from person to person or place to place


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