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world geo 59

Chapter 5&6 vocabulary

TermDefinition
colony a territory separated from but subjects to a ruling power.
annex to formally incorporate into a country or state the territory of another.
cede to transfer or give up
civil war a conflict between opposing groups of citizens of the same country.
industrial revolution the shift from human power to machine power
continental divide a boundary or area of high ground that separates rivers flowing towered opposite side of the continent
drainage basin the entire area of land that is drained by a major rivers and its tributaries
tributary a river or stream that flows into a main river
striation marks characterization glaciated areas of rocks
rain shadow an area of reduced rainfall on the leeward side of high mountains
literacy the ability to read and wright
suburb a residential area outside a central city
standard of living a person's or group's level of material well-being as measured by education housing health care and nutrition
per capita per person
gross national product the total value of goods ans services produced within a country in a year including the domestic output of foreign firms and excluding the output of domestic firms in foreign countries
canal an artificial waterway
telecommunication communication by electronic means
free enterprise an economic system that allows individuals to own businesses in an open competitive market
metropolitan area a major city and its surroundings suburbs
hierarchy rank according to function
hinrerland the area served by a metropolis
Created by: nickunderwood