What is circulation?

  • (noun): (library science) the count of books that are loaned by a library over a specified period.
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More definitions of "circulation":

  • (noun): Free movement or passage through a series of vessels (as of water through pipes or sap through a plant).
  • (noun): The spread or transmission of something (as news or money) to a wider group or area.
  • (noun): The dissemination of copies of periodicals (as newspapers or magazines).
  • (noun): Number of copies of a newspaper or magazine that are sold.
    Example: "By increasing its circulation the newspaper hoped to increase its advertising"
  • (noun): Movement through a circuit; especially the movement of blood through the heart and blood vessels.

Famous quotes containing the word circulation:

    Thought reading is like the circulation of the blood. We are all thought readers only we don’t pay attention to it.
    Samuel Butler (1835–1902)

    The circulation of confidence is better than the circulation of money.
    James Madison (1751–1836)

    There is probably not more than one hundred dollars in cash in circulation today. That is, if you were to call in all the bills and silver and gold in the country at noon tomorrow and pile them on the table, you would find that you had just about one hundred dollars, with perhaps several Canadian pennies and a few peppermint Life Savers.
    Robert Benchley (1889–1945)