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cir·cu·late

 (sûr′kyə-lāt′)
v. cir·cu·lat·ed, cir·cu·lat·ing, cir·cu·lates
v.intr.
1. To move in or flow through a circle or circuit: blood circulating through the body.
2. To move around, as from person to person or place to place: a guest circulating at a party.
3. To move about or flow freely, as air.
4. To spread widely among persons or places; disseminate: Gossip tends to circulate quickly.
v.tr.
To cause to move about or be distributed: Please circulate these fliers.

[From Middle English circulat, continuously distilled, from Latin circulātus, past participle of circulāre, to make circular, from circulus, circle; see circle.]

cir′cu·la′tive (-lā′tĭv) adj.
cir′cu·la′tor n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.circulating - passing from one to another; "circulating bills and coins"
current - occurring in or belonging to the present time; "current events"; "the current topic"; "current negotiations"; "current psychoanalytic theories"; "the ship's current position"
Translations

circulating

[ˈsɜːkjʊleɪtɪŋ]
A. ADJcirculante
B. CPD circulating assets NPLactivo msing circulante
circulating capital Ncapital m circulante
circulating library N (US) → biblioteca f circulante
circulating medium N (Fin) → medios mpl monetarios

circulating

:
circulating capital
nflüssiges Kapital, Umlaufkapital nt
circulating library
nFahrbücherei f
circulating medium
n (Fin) → Zahlungs- or Umlaufsmittel nt
References in classic literature ?
I discovered presently that a peculiar story was circulating among her friends.
My residence was more favorable, not only to thought, but to serious reading, than a university; and though I was beyond the range of the ordinary circulating library, I had more than ever come within the influence of those books which circulate round the world, whose sentences were first written on bark, and are now merely copied from time to time on to linen paper.
There is a work in several volumes in our Circulating Library entitled "Little Reading," which I thought referred to a town of that name which I had not been to.
Secondly, nearly all these young ladies subscribe to circulating libraries.
I think that if we examine our own feelings, we shall find that the pianos, and the circulating libraries, and even the Lowell Offering, startle us by their novelty, and not by their bearing upon any abstract question of right or wrong.
If I had been astonished at first catching a glimpse of so outlandish an individual as Queequeg circulating among the polite society of a civilized town, that astonishment soon departed upon taking my first daylight stroll through the streets of New Bedford.
If he is accused of circulating Napoleon's proclamation it is not proved that he did so," said Pierre without looking at Rostopchin, "and Vereshchagin.
There's a circulating library at the Glen store--but I don't think the committee who pick the books for Mr.
Collins readily assented, and a book was produced; but, on beholding it (for everything announced it to be from a circulating library), he started back, and begging pardon, protested that he never read novels.
These disorders of the circulating medium were a source of endless plague and perplexity to the rulers and legislators, not only in Governor Belcher's days, but for many years before and afterwards.
In this manner my arrival was circulated prematurely in certain coteries, the pretty mouths and fine voices that spoke of my marvels, being quite unconscious that they were circulating news that had reached their ears via Honor O'Flagherty, Biddy Noon, and Kathleen Brady.
Book and news dealers, sellers of edibles, drinkables, and cigars, who seemed to have plenty of customers, were continually circulating in the aisles.