rock cycle

rock cycle

noun
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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rock cycle
 
n
another name for geological cycle

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Main Entry:  rock cycle
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  the process by which rocks are formed, altered, destroyed, and reformed by geological processes and which is recurrent, returning to a starting point
Usage:  science
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