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English noun: circulation

1. circulation (communication) the dissemination of copies of periodicals (as newspapers or magazines)


Broader (hypernym)airing, dissemination, public exposure, spreading

2. circulation (phenomenon) movement through a circuit; especially the movement of blood through the heart and blood vessels


Broader (hypernym)organic phenomenon


Narrower (hyponym)pulmonary circulation, systemic circulation, vitelline circulation


Part holonymblood pressure

3. circulation (quantity) (library science) the count of books that are loaned by a library over a specified period


Broader (hypernym)count


Domain categorylibrary science

4. circulation (quantity) number of copies of a newspaper or magazine that are sold


SamplesBy increasing its circulation the newspaper hoped to increase its advertising.


Broader (hypernym)count

5. circulation (event) free movement or passage (as of cytoplasm within a cell or sap through a plant)


SamplesOcean circulation is an important part of global climate.
A fan aids air circulation.


Broader (hypernym)change of location, travel


Domain categoryflora, plant, plant life

6. circulation (act) the spread or transmission of something (as news or money) to a wider group or area


Broader (hypernym)spread, spreading


Narrower (hyponym)recirculation









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