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Chapter 5 and 6 vocabulary

TermDefinition
Colony A territory separated from but subject to a ruling power
Ceded 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 mechanical power
Annexed formally incorporate into a country or state the territory of another
Continental divide a boundary or area of high ground that seperates rivers flowing toward opposite sides of a continent
drainage basins the entire area of land that is drained by a major river and its tributaries
tributaries a river or stream that flows into a main river
striations Marks characteristics glaciated areas of rocks
per capita per person
standard of living A person's or group's level of material well-being, as measured by education, housing, health care, and nutrition
suburbs A residential area outside a central city
rain shadow An area of reduced rainfall on the leeward side of high mountains
literacy the ability to read and write
gross national product the total value of a nation's goods and services, including the output of domestic firms in foreign countries and excluding the domestic output in foreign firms.
canals an artificial waterway
telecommunication communication by electronic means
free enterprise an economic system that allows individuals to own, operate and profit from their own businesses in an open, competitive market
metropolitan area a major city and its surrounding suburbs
hierachy rank according to function
hinterlands the area served by a metropolis
Created by: jayceepannell