the carbon cycle Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “the carbon cycle” in the English Dictionary

"carbon cycle" in American English

See all translations

carbon cyclenoun [U]

us   /ˈkɑr·bən ˌsɑɪ·kəl/
biology the way that carbon is exchanged between different living organisms on Earth and between living organisms and the environment, for example, when plants take carbon dioxide from the air, and when animals eat plants
(Definition of carbon cycle from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"carbon cycle" in Business English

See all translations

carbon cyclenoun [S]

uk   us  
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.
(Definition of carbon cycle from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of the carbon cycle?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
by ,
May 25, 2016
by Liz Walter Enough is a very common word, but it is easy to make mistakes with it. You need to be careful about its position in a sentence, and the prepositions or verb patterns that come after it. I’ll start with the position of enough in the sentence. When we use it with a noun,

Read More 

Word of the Day

ultraviolet

Ultraviolet light has a wavelength that is after the violet (= light purple) end of the range of colours that can be seen by humans. Light of this type causes the skin to become darker in the sun.

Word of the Day

convo noun
convo noun
May 23, 2016
informal a conversation The convo around concussions mostly focuses on guys who play football, but Chastain thinks that this whole thing could be a headache for women too.

Read More