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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

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 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 in circulation. She has mourned her husband and is ready to get back into circulation.
See also: circulation

out of circulation

1. 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.
2. Not participating in social activities. I was out of circulation for months while I recovered from surgery, but I'm back, baby!
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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Among the top 25 e-editions, only Tennessee's Memphis Commercial Appeal and Los Angeles' Investors Business Daily lost circulation, with Memphis down 37 percent, to 46,547, and the business paper down eight percent, to 46,265.
La Opinion, the nation's largest Spanish-language daily, reported both weekday and Sunday circulation was of 5%, at 114,892 and 56,027, respectively.
While daily and Sunday circulation has dropped consistently throughout the last 30 years, it accelerated with the onset of the economic downturn in 2007.
Circulation on that day fell a whopping 9.2% to 1,476,400.
paper saw a 40-percent circulation increase year over year and virtually all of that gain came from so-called e-editions, digital replicas of the newspaper that are distributed electronically.
This report lists a library's various collections and their respective circulations. In the example report, we see that overall circulation in this library improved in January 2015 by 197 circulations as compared to January 2014.
In the old days, you counted the number of newspapers you printed, subtracted the leftovers after distributing or selling them at the newsstand, and you more or less had your circulation numbers.
The latest release of "Snapshot," the AAM bi-annual report that came out on Thursday, indicates that Gannett's USA Today has the largest average daily circulation in the country, with 3,255,157 total average five-day circulation, a jump of 94.4 percent when comparing Oct.
The Telegram & Gazette, the state's third largest newspaper, had an average daily circulation of 72,871 and a Sunday circulation of 83,237.
The Audit Bureau of Circulations said that it received figures from 85% of the 882 US daily newspapers it counts among its members.
Audited, paid circulation is the financial backbone of the daily newspaper business.
In a newspaper circulation report released May 3, a new problem for publishers appears to have emerged: circulation declines due in part to a national do-not-call law fist that forbids telemarketers from fishing for new subscribers.
More than 6,000 consumer magazines are produced each year in the U.S., over 700 of which are audited by the Audit Bureau of Circulations. ABC-audited magazines generated more than $16 billion in advertising sales and more than $10 billion in circulation revenue in 2002, according to Magazine Publishers of America.
print and applicable online subscribers together in its latest Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) statement.
Newspaper circulations for large city dailies in the United States are on the rise for the first time in years.