All major steps in the water cycle are important, otherwise the cycle breaks down. Precipitation is one of the two basic steps in the water cycle: Water rises into the atmosphere (evaporation, transpiration, evapotranspiration, sublimation). Water falls from the atmosphere (precipitation).
Evaporation, Condensation and Precipitation Some scientists will also refer to "Evapotranspiration," a combination of evaporation (abiotic, molecular motion) and transpiration (biotic) loss of water to the atmosphere.
There are three steps in the Water Cycle, Evaporation, Condensation, and Precipitation. Evaporation is PART of the water cycle and that's the relationship between the two. Hope I helped!! I'm not exactly Einstein!!