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back in(to) circulation

1. Engaging in social activities, typically after an absence. Now that my exams are done, I'm excited to get back in circulation and see my friends again. Jill wants to get back into circulation after her hospital stay.
2. Dating again after the end of a relationship. I hope to spend some time with Matt now that he's single again and back in circulation. She has mourned her husband and is ready to get back into circulation.
See also: back, circulation

out of circulation

No longer being printed for public use or purchase. I'm sorry, that magazine has been out of circulation for a few years. The government's aim is to have the 1 cent coin completely out of circulation by 2020.
See also: circulation, of, out

*back in(to) circulation

1. Fig. back enjoying one's social contacts; back continuing to make new friends and develop a social life. (*Typically: be ~; get ~.) After her illness, Kristine looked forward to getting back into circulation. I want to get back in circulation and have some fun.
2. Fig. becoming available for dating again. (*Typically: be ~; get ~.) Now that Fred and Amy are through, Amy is getting back into circulation. Now that you're divorced, are you going to get back into circulation?
See also: back, circulation

out of circulation

1. Lit. no longer available for use or lending. (Usually said of library materials, certain kinds of currency, etc.) I'm sorry, but the book you want is temporarily out of circulation. How long will it be out of circulation?
2. Fig. not interacting socially with other people. I don't know what's happening because I've been out of circulation for a while. My cold has kept me out of circulation for a few weeks.
See also: circulation, of, out

in circulation

Also, into circulation. In business or social life, especially after a period of absence. For example, After a month in the hospital Bill was eager to get back in circulation. The antonym is out of circulation, as in Since we had twins we've been out of circulation, but we're hoping to get out more often soon . These expressions, dating from the first half of the 1900s, employ circulation in the sense of "making the rounds among people," a usage dating from the 1600s.
See also: circulation

out of circulation

see under in circulation.
See also: circulation, of, out
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Mercury News had a Tuesday-Friday print circulation of 110,039.
9-percent decline in circulation, to 5957, with 23 digital replicas sold and print circulation of 5934.
The numbers are not comparable with the figures from a year ago because of new rules governing what counts as circulation.
The Democrat-Gazette's northwest Arkansas numbers are for circulation in Washington, Benton, Madison and Carroll counties only.
By the year 2040, thermohaline circulation could carry only 80 percent as much warm water to the North Atlantic as it does now.
It's a significant decrease in the Times' circulation,'' said John Morton, president of Morton Research, which specializes in the publishing industry.
These events have raised troubling questions about the veracity of all newspapers' circulation claims and about the authority of the Audit Bureau of Circulations, an organization created in 1914 by publishers, advertisers, advertising agents and others with an interest in bringing order to what then was a chaos of conflicting circulation claims by competing publications.
According to the FAS-FAX report, released by the Audit Bureau of Circulations, the Republic's daily circulation decreased by 19,205 copies and Sunday circulation was down 9,834 copies.
Effective in January 2003, the magazine's circulation was increased by 20 percent to 6,000, with a focus on the demolition industry, C&D Recycler sales manager Ed Gallo says.
Subscription Marketing, a bimonthly publication for circulation professionals, has been acquired from Blue Dolphin Group, Wayland, Mass.
Buildings magazine received the top honor in the business magazine category (50,000 - 99,999 circulation) of the Circulation Excellence Awards at the Circulation Management Conference & Expo, sponsored by Circulation Management magazine, Stamford, CT.
In 1994, she joined the Society's Circulation Dept.
Population movements can be differentiated by their temporal and spatial [ILLEGIBLE TEXT] Temporal dimensions include circulation and migration.