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circulationnoun [C/U]

us   /ˌsɜr·kjəˈlei·ʃən/
biology the movement of blood inside the body
Circulation is also the movement of air or water in a space or system: [U] The fans in the air circulation system make a lot of noise.
A magazine or newspaper’s circulation is the number of people who read it: [C] The Chronicle has a daily circulation of 505,000.
If something is in circulation, it is available: [U] Are the new dollar coins in circulation yet?
If something is out of circulation, it is not available: [U] The company takes its movies out of circulation, then shows them again. [U] fig.infml She’s been out of circulation since her accident.
(Definition of circulation from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"circulation" in British English

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circulationnoun

uk   /ˌsɜː.kjəˈleɪ.ʃən/ us   /ˌsɝː.kjəˈleɪ.ʃən/
[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.

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"circulation" in Business English

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circulationnoun

uk   /ˌsɜːkjəˈleɪʃən/ us  
[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type of money or payment system in the economy: withdraw from/take out of circulation Many European currencies were withdrawn from circulation after the euro was adopted.come into/go into/be put into circulation The new $100 bills will go into circulation early next year.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.
(Definition of circulation from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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