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[sur-kyuh-ley-ter] /ˈsɜr kyəˌleɪ tər/
a person who moves from place to place.
a person who circulates money, information, etc.
a talebearer or scandalmonger.
any of various devices for circulating gases or liquids.
Obsolete. a mountebank.
Origin of circulator
1600-10; < Latin circulātor itinerant vendor who gathers a circle of people round himself (see circulate, -tor); later as circulate + -or2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Among the potential enhancements under consideration is a circulator transit service.
  • circulator buses or shuttles generally transport riders along a designated downtown loop.
  • circulator buses arrive at stops every ten minutes throughout the day.
  • The circulator shall indicate the date that he or she makes the certification next to his or her signature.
  • The certification may be made by the candidate or any qualified elector circulator.
  • The circulator may add any missing or illegible address or date information before the papers are filed with the filing officer.
  • Also, the downtown circulator, a streetcar, is in its planning stage.
Word Origin and History for circulator

"one who puts (something) in circulation," 1755, agent noun in Latin form from circulate (v.). Classical Latin circulator meant "peddler, hawker," a sense attested occasionally in English 17c. and after.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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