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8.3: Processes of the Water Cycle

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condensation Process in which a substance changes from a gas to a liquid.
evaporation Process in which a substance changes from a liqud to a gas.
hydrological (water) cycle The movements of water in and between reservoirs (e.g. oceans, clouds, streams, ice, and ground water).
precipitation Water that falls from the sky to Earth's surface; may take the form of rain, snow, sleet, hail, or freezing rain.
sublimation The change of a substance from a solid to a gas without going through the liquid phase.
transpiration The release of water vapor into the air through the leaves of plants.

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