carbon cycle definition

  • noun:
    • Physics See carbon-nitrogen pattern.
    • Ecology The combined processes, including photosynthesis, decomposition, and respiration, by which carbon as a component of various compounds cycles between its major reservoirs—the atmosphere, oceans, and living organisms.
    • the physical cycle of carbon through the Earth’s biosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere and atmosphere that includes such processes as photosynthesis, decomposition, respiration and carbonification.
    • a thermonuclear effect in the inside of performers
    • the organic circulation of carbon through the atmosphere into organisms and back again

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