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ch 3 and 4 vocab

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commercial farming the rising of crops and animals
commercial industry a large scale manuturing opertastion that employs many people and prouces large quantites of goods
cottage industry a small scale manufacturing opertion using little technolgy, often located in or near peoples homes
export an item that is sent out of the country for sale
primary economic activity an economic activity that takes or uses natural resources directly such as fishing or mining
quaternary economic activity economic activity that focuses on the acquisition, processing and sharing of information such as education or reserch
import an item that is brought into country for sale
subsistence farming farming that pervides only enough for the needs of a family or a village
secondary economic activity economic activity in which people use raw matrials to product or manufactture new product of greater value
tertiary economic activity activity in which people do not derectly gather or process raw materal but pursue activity that serve others services industry
cuulture the way of life distinguishes a people, for example, government, language, religion, customs, and beliefs.
culture divergence the restiction of a culture from outside influeance
birthrate the number of live births in each year 1,000 people.
culture hearth a place which important ideas begin and thereafter spread to serounding cultures
culture convergence the contant ans interaction of one culture with another
diffusion the process by which a cultural element is trancemitted from one group or indivual to another
emigrant a person who leaves the country to go live elsewhere
immigrant a person who moves into the country
population density the average number of people living in a given area
rural of or charactistics of the country
urbanization the growth of city populations
fossil fuse any one of several nonrenewable mineral resources formed from the remains of any plants, or animals and used for fuel
geothermal energy energy produced by the earth heat
natural resourses a material in the natural environment that people value and used to satisfy their needs
nonrenewable resourses a natural resource that cannot be replaced once it is used
nuclear energy a type of energy made by fission the spitting of ueanuim atoms in a nuclear reactor releasing stored energy
solar energy energy that is porduced by the sun
renewable resourses a natural resource that the environment countinues to supply or replace as it is being used
water power energy prodiced by falling water to move machinary, or ginerate electricity
authoritarian descriptive of a system of government in which the leaders hold all poltical power.
command economy an economy system that is controlled by a single central government
confederation a system of government in which political units keep their sovereighty but give limited power to a central government
democracy a system of a government in which the people are invisited with the power to choose their leaders and determine government policy.
dictatorship a system of government in wihixh absolute power is held by a small group or by one person
federation a government strusture in which some powers are given to the nastanial government and other powers are reserved for more local governments
market economy economy system in which dections about production, price, and other
monarchy
totalitarianism
traditional economy
unitary system
sovereignty
Created by: pie1998