circulation

circulation cir‧cu‧la‧tion [ˌsɜːkjˈleɪʆn ǁ ˌsɜːr-] noun
1. [uncountable] the exchange of money within an economy:

• It was a bold anti-inflation plan, including a squeeze on the circulation of money.

2. [uncountable] ECONOMICS if money is in circulation, it is being used by people in an economy. If money is out of circulation, it is not being used:

• The old notes are being withdrawn from circulation.

• An obvious sign of hyperinflation is the massive increase in the quantity of money in circulation.

3. [countable usually singular] the average number of copies of a newspaper or magazine that are sold each day, week, or month:

• The paper's circulation increased by 150,000.

• a mass circulation (= selling a very large number of copies ) newspaper

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circulation UK US /ˌsɜːkjəˈleɪʃən/ noun
[U] ECONOMICS, MONEY the use of a particular type of money or payment system in the economy: withdraw from/take out of circulation »

Many European currencies were withdrawn from circulation after the euro was adopted.

come into/go into/be put into circulation »

The new $100 bills will go into circulation early next year.

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Within just five years, the number of credit cards in circulation had tripled.

[usually singular] COMMUNICATIONS the typical number of copies of a newspaper or magazine that are sold every day, week, or month: a circulation of sth »

It has a daily circulation of 400,000, making it the second-largest newspaper in the country.

[U] the act of sending goods or information from one person to another or from one place to another: the circulation of sth »

Despite the circulation of the memo, the company's stock price in recent days has been soaring.

See also VELOCITY OF CIRCULATION(Cf. velocity of circulation)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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