Definition of “the carbon cycle” - English Dictionary

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“carbon cycle” in American English

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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

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“carbon cycle” in Business English

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carbon cyclenoun [ S ]

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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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