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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Circulation  \Cir`cu*la"tion\,  n.  [L.  circulatio:  cf  F. 
  circulation.] 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  circulation 
  n  1:  opening  to  public  discussion  and  debate  [syn:  {dissemination}, 
  {airing},  {public  exposure},  {spreading}] 
  2:  the  movement  of  blood  through  the  heart  and  blood  vessels 
  3:  free  movement  or  passage  especially  through  a  circuit  as  of 
  water  through  pipes  or  sap  through  a  plant 




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