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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin circulatus, past participle of Late Latin circulare (make circular, encircle), a later collateral form of circulari (form a circle (of men) around oneself), from circulus (a circle)

PronunciationEdit

  • enPR: sər'kü-lāt, IPA(key): /ˈsɚˌkju.leɪt/
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VerbEdit

circulate (third-person singular simple present circulates, present participle circulating, simple past and past participle circulated)

  1. (intransitive) to move in circles or through a circuit
  2. (transitive) to cause (a person or thing) to move in circles or through a circuit
  3. to move from person to person, as at a party
  4. to spread or disseminate
    to circulate money or gossip
  5. to become widely known
  6. (mathematics) Of decimals: to repeat.

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