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circulating medium

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noun
  1. any coin or note passing, without endorsement, as a medium of exchange.
  2. such coins or notes collectively.
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Origin of circulating medium

First recorded in 1790–1800
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Historical Examples

  • You smile; but admit that our paper is worth nothing,—it answers as a circulating-medium; and we hold it all ourselves.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 83, September, 1864

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British Dictionary definitions for circulating medium

circulating medium

noun
  1. finance currency serving as a medium of exchange
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