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geography vocab


term definition.
hemisphere a map of projection representing one of these halves.
latitude the angular distance north or south from the equator of a point on the earths surface measured on he meridian of the point.
longitude angular distance east or west on the earth's surface.
equator the great circle of the earth that is equidistant from the North pole and the South pole.
Primemeridian the meridian ruuing through Greenwich'England' from which longitude east and west is reckoned.
international dateline separates 2 consecutive calender days.
tropic zone between the tropic of cancer and the tropic of capricorn; characterized by a hot climate.
absolute location specific, exact point of reference, address.
relative location not as specific location.
perspective a technique of depicting volumes and spatial relationships on a flat surface.
proximity nearness in place, time, order,occurrence.
distance the exact or amount of space between two things, points, lines, etc.
direction the act or an instance of directing.
bearing the manner in which one condusts or carries oneself, inculding posture and gestures.
coordinates of the same order or degree; equal in rank or importance.
vector the direction or coarse followed by an airplane and a missile.
parallel extanding in the same direction, equidistant at all points, and never converging or diverging
meridian a great circle or the earth passing through the poles and any given piont on the earth's surface.
tropic of cancer 23.5 degrees north.
tropic of capricorn 23.5 degrees south.
cardinal directions North,East,Southand West.
intermediate points Northeast,Southeast,Southeast,Southwest and Northwest.
location a place of settlement, activity, or residence.
place a particular potion of space, whether of definite or indefinite extent.
movement the act, process, or result of moving.
human environmental interaction how humans adapt to their environment.
region an extensive, continuos part of a surface, space, or body.
environment everything that surrounds both natural and manmade.
ecology a unique environment.
adaptation how living things live in thier unique envirment.
climate average weather in a regeion over a long period of time.
compass rose a similar design, often ornameented, used on maps to indicate the points of the compass.
legend/key tells you specific icons on the map.
scale the distance on the map.
equinox(2) the time when the sun crosses the plane of the earth's equator.
soslstice(2) either of the two times a year when the sun is at its greatest from the equator.
poles North pole and the south pole.
GPS a receiver that determines its position by analyzing the satellite signals it receives.
GIS a geogrphy information system.
Created by: thibaultbrady