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

sail

When a boat or a ship sails, it travels on the water.

Word of the Day

Byronic, Orwellian and Darwinian: adjectives from names.

by Liz Walter,
April 15, 2015
Becoming an adjective is a strange kind of memorial, but it is often a sign of a person having had real influence on the world. Science is full of examples, from Hippocrates, the Greek medic born around 460 BC, who gave his name to the Hippocratic Oath still used by doctors today,

Read More 

dumbwalking noun

April 20, 2015
walking slowly, without paying attention to the world around you because you are consulting a smartphone He told me dumbwalking probably wouldn’t be a long-term problem.

Read More