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rock cycle

noun
1.
Geology. a continuous process by which rocks are created, changed from one form to another, destroyed, and then formed again.
Also called geological cycle.
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British Dictionary definitions for rock cycle

rock cycle

noun
1.
another name for geological cycle
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Contemporary definitions for rock cycle
noun

the process by which rocks are formed, altered, destroyed, and reformed by geological processes and which is recurrent, returning to a starting point

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