- the lending of library books and other materials.
- the number of books and materials that a library has lent.
- the processes connected with providing for the use of library materials, including reserve operations, recall, and record-keeping.
Origin of circulation
Related Words for circulationcurrency, dissemination, flow, transmission, spread, apportionment, wheel, current, revolution, whirl, twirl, motion, turn, gyre, circuit, flowing, gyration, rotation, circumvolution, round
Examples from the Web for circulation
Contemporary Examples of circulation
The Vatican says it is doing everything it can to take pedophile priests out of circulation.How Sicko Priests Got Away With It
Barbie Latza Nadeau
November 16, 2014
By 1991, The Source had become the industry bible, building a circulation of 40,000, with nearly $1 million in total revenue.It Was All a Dream: Drama, Bullshit, and the Rebirth of The Source Magazine
October 14, 2014
The circulation boys fell on our paper with exultant gurgles, and the next night we lifted the press run by 10,000 copies.
It would come through to Camden Station, Baltimore, without stop, and we could have our circulation hustlers waiting for it there.
Our circulation hustlers had no difficulty in getting rid of them.
Historical Examples of circulation
Now we have no longer barriers to the circulation of the blood of States.Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete
It is my belief that our present circulation will be increased forty per cent.The Gentleman From Indiana
He rubbed his arms and legs to restore the circulation, and started to leave the building.Frank Roscoe's Secret
They have a tremendous circulation, it is true, but it is not the kind of circulation we have.A Woman Intervenes
By-and-by we got out and kicked trees to start the circulation.The Forest
Stewart Edward White
- the distribution of newspapers, magazines, etc
- the number of copies of an issue of such a publication that are distributed
- a book loan, as from a library lending department
- each loan transaction of a particular book
- the total issue of library books over a specified period
- (of currency) serving as a medium of exchange
- (of people) active in a social or business context
mid-15c., from Middle French circulation or directly from Latin circulationem (nominative circulatio), noun of action from past participle stem of circulare "to form a circle," from circulus "small ring" (see circle (n.)). Used of blood first by William Harvey, 1620s.
see in circulation; out of circulation.