circulation definition, meaning - what is circulation in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “circulation”

See all translations

circulation

noun uk   /ˌsɜː.kjʊˈleɪ.ʃən/  us   /ˌsɝː-/
[U] the process in which something such as information, money, or goods passes from one person to another: Police have warned that there are a lot of fake £50 notes in circulation. Add her name to the circulation list for this report (= the people who will be given it to read).figurative I hear she's out of circulation/back in circulation (= taking part/not taking part in social activities) after her accident.C2 [C usually singular] the number of people that a newspaper or magazine is regularly sold to: The paper has a circulation of 150,000.C2 [U] the movement of blood around the body: Exercise helps to improve circulation.
More examples
(Definition of circulation from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of circulation?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “circulation” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

generous

willing to give money, help, kindness, etc., especially more than is usual or expected

Word of the Day

She’s got very good posture. (How we stand and sit)

by Kate Woodford,
May 27, 2015
Recently on this blog, we looked at the words that we use to describe the way we move. This week we’re looking at words for describing our bodies when they are still, whether we are standing or sitting. Since most of us do far too much of this, let’s start with sitting.

Read More 

ebolaphobia noun

June 01, 2015
irrational fear of the (spread of) the Ebola virus Ebolaphobia Going Viral

Read More