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English definition of “carbon cycle”

carbon cycle

noun [S]
 
 
ENVIRONMENT the continuous movement of carbon between different living things on Earth and between living things and the environment, through natural physical processes and also through the burning of fossil fuels: Computer models used to track Earth's natural carbon cycle have projected a slowdown in CO2 uptake by oceans and plants.
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