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Definition of Water cycle

Water cycle Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
The way that moisture circulates as moisture, liquid and solid between the land and the air.
Glossary of water terms
water cycle - the circuit of water movement from the oceans to the atmosphere and to the Earth and return to the atmosphere through various stages or processes such as precipitation, interception, runoff, infiltration, percolation, storage, evaporation, and transportation.
Water cycle Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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The water cycle, also known as the hydrological cycle or the H2O cycle, describes the continuous movement of water on, above and below the surface of the Earth. The mass of water on Earth remains fairly constant over time but the partitioning of the water into the major reservoirs of ice, fresh water, saline water and atmospheric water is variable depending on a wide range of climatic variables. The water moves from one reservoir to another, such as from river to ocean, or from the ocean to the atmosphere, by the physical processes of evaporation, condensation, precipitation, infiltration, runoff, and subsurface flow. In doing so, the water goes through different phases: liquid, solid (ice), and gas (vapor).

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Water cycle Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
Environmental Engineering (English ver.)
see hydrologic cycle.