hydrologic cycle


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hydrologic cycle

hydrologic cycle

n
(Physical Geography) another name for water cycle

hy′drolog′ic cy′cle


n.
the natural sequence through which water passes into the atmosphere as water vapor, precipitates to earth, and returns to the atmosphere through evaporation.
[1955–60]

hy·dro·log·ic cycle

(hī′drə-lŏj′ĭk)
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