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noun
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 evapotranspirationAlso called: hydrologic cycle
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water cycle

See hydrologic cycle.
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