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hydrologic cycle

noun

Definition of hydrologic cycle

  1. :  the sequence of conditions through which water passes from vapor in the atmosphere through precipitation upon land or water surfaces and ultimately back into the atmosphere as a result of evaporation and transpiration —called also hydrological cycle



1936

First Known Use of hydrologic cycle

1936


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