water cycle

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To water cycle
Collins
World English Dictionary
water cycle
 
n
Also called: hydrologic cycle the circulation of the earth's water, in which water evaporates from the sea into the atmosphere, where it condenses and falls as rain or snow, returning to the sea by rivers or returning to the atmosphere by evapotranspiration

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
American Heritage
Science Dictionary
water cycle  
See hydrologic cycle.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source
Example sentences
The evaporation that occurs when oceans, particularly near the equator, absorb
  solar energy is a key step in the water cycle.
Write a summary explaining how the water cycle works.
Water cycle in the well evermore and produce all energy people will need.
And there was so much going on, especially in spring and summer when the water
  cycle goes into overdrive.
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature