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World Geography

Ch 4 Vocabulary

TermDefinition
Natural Resource a material in the natural enviroment that people value and use to satisfy their needs
renewable resource a natural resource that the enviroment continues to supply or replace as it is used
nonrenewable resources a natural resource that cannot be replaced once it is used
fossil fuels any oone of several nonrenewable mineral resources formed from the remains of ancient plants and animals and used for fuel
water power energy produced form falling water to move machinery or generate electricity
geothermal energy energy produced from the earth's intense interior heat.
solar energy energy produce by the sunPri
primary economic activity an economic activity that takes or uses natural resources directly such as fishing or mining
subsistence farming farming that provides only enough for the needs of family or a village.
comercial farming the raising of crops and livestock for sale in markets
secondary economic activity an economic activity in which people use raw materials to produce or manufacture new products of grater value
cottage industry a small-scale manufacturing operation ussing little technology, often located in or near people's home
commercial industry a large-scale manufacturing opperation that employs many people and produces large quantities of goods
tertiary economic activity an economic activity in which people do nor directly gather or process raw materials but pursue activities that serve others; service industry
quaternary economic activity an economic activity that focuses on the acquistion processing and sharing of information such as education or reserch
export an item that is sent out of the country for sale
import an item that is brought into the country for sale.
Created by: Diana1398