- circulation cir‧cu‧la‧tion [ˌsɜːkjˈleɪʆn ǁ ˌsɜːr-] noun1. [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• The old notes are being withdrawn from circulation.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
* * *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Many European currencies were withdrawn from circulation after the euro was adopted.come into/go into/be put into circulation »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.»
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.
Financial and business terms. 2012.