Meaning of CIRCULATION in English
cir ‧ cu ‧ la ‧ tion /ˌsɜːkjəˈleɪʃ ə n, ˌsɜːkjʊˈleɪʃ ə n $ ˌsɜːr-/ BrE AmE noun
[ Word Family: noun : ↑ circle , ↑ semicircle , ↑ circulation ; adjective : ↑ circular , ↑ semicircular , ↑ circulatory ; verb : ↑ circle , ↑ circulate ]
1 . [singular, uncountable] the movement of blood around your body:
Exercise improves the circulation.
Doctors had to remove her leg because of bad circulation.
2 . [uncountable] the exchange of information, money etc from one person to another in a group or society
in/out of circulation
Police believe there are thousands of illegal guns in circulation.
The book was taken out of circulation.
remove/withdraw something from circulation
The Treasury Department plans to remove older coins from circulation and replace them with new ones.
3 . [countable, usually singular] the average number of copies of a newspaper or magazine that are usually sold each day, week, month etc
The newspaper has a daily circulation of 55,000.
4 . [uncountable and countable] the movement of liquid, air etc in a system:
Let’s open the windows and get some circulation in here.
5 . in circulation/out of circulation informal when someone takes part or does not take part in social activities at a particular time:
Sandy’s out of circulation until after her exams.
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. Longman - Словарь современного английского языка. 2012