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circulate +‎ -or


circulator (plural circulators)

  1. A person or thing that causes something to circulate
    Who is the circulator of this rumor?
  2. (transport) A local transit system that provides regular service within a closed loop
    You can ride the airport circulator to the next terminal.
  3. (electronics) A passive electronic component with three or more ports, in which the ports can be accessed in such a way that when a signal is fed into any port it is transferred to the next port only

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circulātor m (genitive circulātōris); third declension (feminine: circulātrix)

  1. itinerant peddler or performer


Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative circulātor circulātōrēs
genitive circulātōris circulātōrum
dative circulātōrī circulātōribus
accusative circulātōrem circulātōrēs
ablative circulātōre circulātōribus
vocative circulātor circulātōrēs



  1. second-person singular future passive imperative of circulō
  2. third-person singular future passive imperative of circulō


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