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Water Cycle

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evaporation
The process by which water molecules in liquid water escape into the air as water vapor.
condensation
The process by which molecules of water vapor in the air become liquid water.
precipitation
Any form of water that falls from clouds (rain, snow, sleet, or hail) and reaches Earth's surface.
run-off
Water that flows over the ground surface rather than soaking into the ground.
water cycle
The continual movement of water among Earth's atmosphere, oceans, and land surface through evaporation, condensation, and precipitation.
infiltration
the downward movement of water into soil
transpiration
The evaporation of water from trees and plants.

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