HyperDic: circulation

English > 6 senses of the word circulation:
NOUNcommunicationcirculationthe dissemination of copies of periodicals (as newspapers or magazines)
phenomenoncirculationmovement through a circuit
quantitycirculation(library science) the count of books that are loaned by a library over a specified period
quantitycirculationnumber of copies of a newspaper or magazine that are sold
eventcirculationfree movement or passage / passage (as of cytoplasm within a cell or sap through a plant)
actcirculationthe spread or transmission of something (as news or money) to a wider group or area
circulation > pronunciation
Soundsser'kyahley.shahn
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English > circulation: 6 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningThe dissemination of copies of periodicals (as newspapers or magazines).
Broaderdissemination, airing, public exposure, spreadingThe opening of a subject / subject to widespread discussion and debate
Verbscirculatecause be distributed
English > circulation: 6 senses > noun 2, phenomenon
Meaningmovement through a circuit; especially the movement of blood through the heart and blood vessels.
Partsblood pressureThe pressure of the circulating blood against the walls of the blood vessels
Narrowerpulmonary circulationCirculation of blood between the heart and the lungs
systemic circulationCirculation that supplies blood to all the body except to the lungs
vitelline circulationCirculation of blood between the embryo and the yolk ... / yolk sac
Broaderorganic phenomenon(biology) a natural phenomenon involving living plants and animals
Spanishcirculación
Catalancirculació
Verbscirculatemove through a space, circuit or system, returning to the starting point
circulatecause to move in a circuit or system
English > circulation: 6 senses > noun 3, quantity
Meaning(library science) the count of books that are loaned by a library over a specified period.
Categorylibrary scienceThe study of the principles and practices of library administration
BroadercountThe total number counted
English > circulation: 6 senses > noun 4, quantity
MeaningNumber of copies of a newspaper or magazine that are sold.
Example"by increasing its circulation the newspaper hoped to increase its advertising"
BroadercountThe total number counted
Verbscirculatecause be distributed
English > circulation: 6 senses > noun 5, event
MeaningFree movement or passage / passage (as of cytoplasm within a cell or sap through a plant).
Examples
  • "ocean circulation is an important part of global climate"
  • "a fan aids air circulation"
Categoryplant, flora, plant life(botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
Broaderchange of location, travelA movement through space that changes the location of something
Spanishcirculación
Catalancirculació
Adjectivescirculative, circulatoryof or relating to circulation
Verbscirculatecause to move in a circuit or system
English > circulation: 6 senses > noun 6, act
MeaningThe spread or transmission of something (as news or money) to a wider group or area.
NarrowerrecirculationCirculation again
Broaderspread, spreadingAct of extending over a wider scope or expanse of space or time
Verbscirculatecause to become widely known
circulatecause be distributed

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