Water cycle is defined as the way that water moves between being water vapor to liquid water and then back to water vapor.
An example of water cycle is when water evaporates from oceans and then returns to the land in the form of rain.
the continuous cycle in which water changes from water vapor in the atmosphere to liquid water through condensation and precipitation and then back to water vapor through evaporation, transpiration, and respiration
The continuous process by which water is circulated throughout the earth and the atmosphere through evaporation, condensation, precipitation, and the transpiration of plants and animals. Also called hydrologic cycle.