circulation

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French circulation.

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Noun[edit]

circulation (countable and uncountable, plural circulations)

  1. ​The act of moving in a circle, or in a course which brings the moving body to the place where its motion began.
  2. The act of passing from place to place or person to person; free diffusion; transmission.
  3. Currency; circulating coin; notes, bills, etc., current for coin.
  4. The extent to which anything circulates or is circulated; the measure of diffusion; as, the circulation of a newspaper.
  5. ​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.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

circuler +‎ -ation, ultimately from Latin circulo

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

circulation f (plural circulations)

  1. circulation (act of moving in a circular shape)
  2. (anatomy) circulation (of blood)
  3. traffic
  4. distribution, circulation (of a newspaper/magazine)

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