Circulation

Definition of Circulation

Cir`cu`la´tion
n.1.The act of moving in a circle, or in a course which brings the moving body to the place where its motion began.
This continual circulation of human things.
- Swift.
2.The act of passing from place to place or person to person; free diffusion; transmission.
The true doctrines of astronomy appear to have had some popular circulation.
- Whewell.
3.Currency; circulating coin; notes, bills, etc., current for coin.
4.The extent to which anything circulates or is circulated; the measure of diffusion; as, the circulation of a newspaper.
5.(Physiol.) The movement of the blood in the blood-vascular system, by which it is brought into close relations with almost every living elementary constituent. Also, the movement of the sap in the vessels and tissues of plants.

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