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 for circulation
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Circulation \Cir`cu*la"tion\, n. [L. circulatio: cf. F.
     circulation.]
     1. The act of moving in a circle, or in a course which brings
        the moving body to the place where its motion began.
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              This continual circulation of human things. --Swift.
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     2. The act of passing from place to place or person to
        person; free diffusion; transmission.
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              The true doctrines of astronomy appear to have had
              some popular circulation.             --Whewell.
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     3. Currency; circulating coin; notes, bills, etc., current
        for coin.
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     4. The extent to which anything circulates or is circulated;
        the measure of diffusion; as, the circulation of a
        newspaper.
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     5. (Physiol.) The movement of the blood in the blood-vascular
        system, by which it is brought into close relations with
        almost every living elementary constituent. Also, the
        movement of the sap in the vessels and tissues of plants.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  circulation
      n 1: the dissemination of copies of periodicals (as newspapers
           or magazines)
      2: movement through a circuit; especially the movement of blood
         through the heart and blood vessels
      3: (library science) the count of books that are loaned by a
         library over a specified period
      4: number of copies of a newspaper or magazine that are sold;
         "by increasing its circulation the newspaper hoped to
         increase its advertising"
      5: free movement or passage (as of cytoplasm within a cell or
         sap through a plant); "ocean circulation is an important part
         of global climate"; "a fan aids air circulation"
      6: the spread or transmission of something (as news or money) to
         a wider group or area

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  158 Moby Thesaurus words for "circulation":
     Rh factor, Rh-negative, Rh-positive, Rh-type, Rhesus factor,
     advertisement, airing, angular momentum, angular motion,
     angular velocity, announcement, antibody, antigen, arterial blood,
     axial motion, bandying, blood, blood bank, blood cell, blood count,
     blood donor, blood donor center, blood group, blood grouping,
     blood picture, blood platelet, blood pressure, blood serum,
     blood substitute, bloodmobile, bloodstream, book, bowling,
     broadcast, broadcasting, bruiting, bruiting about, centrifugation,
     circling, circuit, circuition, circuitousness, circuitry,
     circularity, circumambience, circumambiency, circumambulation,
     circumflexion, circumgyration, circumlocution, circummigration,
     circumnavigation, circumrotation, circumvolution, clinical dextran,
     course, demonetization, devaluation, deviance, deviancy, deviation,
     deviousness, dextran, diffusion, digression, display,
     dissemination, distribution, erythrocyte, evulgation, excursion,
     excursus, flow, flowing, full circle, globulin, gore, grume,
     gyration, gyre, gyring, hematics, hematologist, hematology,
     hematoscope, hematoscopy, hemocyte, hemoglobin, hemometer, humor,
     ichor, indirection, isoantibody, issuance, issue, issuing,
     leukocyte, lifeblood, meandering, monetization, motion, neutrophil,
     opsonin, orbit, orbiting, passage, periodical, phagocyte, pivoting,
     plasma, plasma substitute, printing, proclamation, promulgation,
     pronouncement, propagation, publication, publishing, red corpuscle,
     reeling, revaluation, revolution, roll, rolling, rotation,
     rotational motion, round, roundaboutness, rounding, serum, spin,
     spinning, spiral, spiraling, spread, spreading, spreading abroad,
     swinging, swirling, swiveling, telecasting, transmission, trolling,
     trundling, turbination, turn, turning, type O, venous blood,
     ventilation, volutation, volution, wheel, wheeling, whir, whirl,
     whirling, white corpuscle
  
  

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