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water cycle

wa·ter cy·cle
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [waw-ter, wot-er sahy-kuh l]
    • /ˈwɔ tər, ˈwɒt ər ˈsaɪ kəl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [waw-ter, wot-er sahy-kuh l]
    • /ˈwɔ tər, ˈwɒt ər ˈsaɪ kəl/

Definitions of water cycle words

  • noun water cycle the natural sequence through which water passes into the atmosphere as water vapor, precipitates to earth in liquid or solid form, and ultimately returns to the atmosphere through evaporation. 1
  • noun water 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 0
  • noun water cycle the continuous cycle in which water changes from water vapor in the atmosphere to liquid water through condensation and precipitation and then back to water vapor through evaporation, transpiration, and respiration 0
  • noun water cycle The natural cycle of evaporation of water from the oceans etc, and subsequent condensation and precipitation as rain and snow. 0

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Origin of water cycle

First appearance:

before 1955
One of the 4% newest English words
First recorded in 1955-60; hydrolog(y) + -ic

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Parts of speech for Water cycle

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water cycle popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 27% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
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