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1. The distribution of a publication (particularly newspapers and magazines).

2. The number of copies sold of a single issue of a magazine or newspaper (see audited circulation). The actual readership may be larger.

3. The scale of public availability of something. See access.

4. The extent of awareness of a particular idea.

5. In Marxist theory, the sphere of the exchange of goods and services, as distinct from the sphere of production.

Subjects: Marketing — Media Studies.

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