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circulation

noun
 
 
/ˌsɜːkjəˈleɪʃən/
[U] ECONOMICS, MONEY the use of a particular type of money or payment system in the economy: withdraw from/take out of circulation Many European currencies were withdrawn from circulation after the euro was adopted.come into/go into/be put into circulation The new $100 bills will go into circulation early next year. Within just five years, the number of credit cards in circulation had tripled.
[usually singular] COMMUNICATIONS the typical number of copies of a newspaper or magazine that are sold every day, week, or month: a circulation of sth It has a daily circulation of 400,000, making it the second-largest newspaper in the country.
[U] the act of sending goods or information from one person to another or from one place to another: the circulation of sth Despite the circulation of the memo, the company's stock price in recent days has been soaring. →  See also velocity of circulation
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