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American English: /ˌsərkjəˈleɪʃ(ə)n/
British English: /səːkjʊˈleɪʃ(ə)n/

Translation of circulation in Spanish:


  • 1.1 (of air, water, traffic)
    (of news, rumor)
    Example sentences
    • If any aspect of city life offers an opportunity for ‘reading the city’, it is the systems of movement and circulation which constitute urban transport.
    • What could have caused deep waters to form in the low latitudes and so markedly disrupt the usual system of deep water circulation?
    • Under the newly funded project, scientists have designed a system for monitoring coastal circulation and movement of distinct water types.
    Example sentences
    • Academic science depends on the public circulation of knowledge and research.
    • The province is halting the production of any new books-on-tape for public circulation, while existing material is still available libraries.
    • I believe he has undermined the participatory principle of democracy in calling for the draft gender policy to be withdrawn from public circulation.
    1.2 (of blood) to have (a) good/poor circulation
    Example sentences
    • Fluid and proteins leak out of the blood vessels during blood circulation in the body.
    • Physically, it is thought to improve circulation and stimulate red blood cells.
    • This improves circulation, relieves pain, and relaxes tension in the muscles.
    1.3 (of currency, newspaper) to put notes/coins into circulation
    poner billetes/monedas en circulación
    that issue has been withdrawn from circulation
    ese número ha sido retirado de la circulación
    to be in/out of circulation the accident took him out of circulation for weeks
    el accidente lo tuvo fuera de circulación durante semanas
    (before noun) circulation figures
    número (masculine) de ejemplares vendidos

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    (especially as a direction) very loud or loudly
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