Definitions of circulation

  1. ( library science) the count of books that are loaned by a library over a specified period
  2. free movement or passage through a series of vessels ( as of water through pipes or sap through a plant)
  3. number of copies of a newspaper or magazine that are sold; " by increasing its circulation the newspaper hoped to increase its advertising"
  4. The act of moving in a circle, or in a course which brings the moving body to the place where its motion began.
  5. The act of passing from place to place or person to person; free diffusion; transmission.
  6. Currency; circulating coin; notes, bills, etc., current for coin.
  7. The extent to which anything circulates or is circulated; the measure of diffusion; as, the circulation of a newspaper.
  8. 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.
  9. The act of moving around, or passing or sending from place to place; also, the extent to which a thing is distributed or sent; as, the magazine has a large circulation; the movement of the blood through the vessels of the body; current coin, notes, or bills.
  10. Act of moving round; money in use.
  11. Transmission; dissemination; extent or amount of distribution; a current medium of exchange.
  12. Circulator.
  13. The act of circulating; the state of being circulated; a currency or circulating medium; diffusion; extent of diffusion; an operation by which the same vapour, raised by fire, falls back to be returned and distilled several times. Circulation of the blood, the natural motion of the blood in the living animal.
  14. The act of moving round; a series repeated in the same order; the act of going and returning; currency of money.
  15. The regular movement of any fluid within definite channels in the body; the streaming movement of the protoplasm of plant cells.