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World Geo.5

Ch. 5 & 6 Vocabulary

Colony A territory separated from but subject to a ruling power.
Annex The formally incorporate into a county or state the territory of another.
Cede To transfer or give up.
Civil War A conflict between opposing groups of citizens of the same county.
Continental Divide A boundary or area of high ground that separates rivers flowing toward opposite sides of a continent.
Drainage Basin The entire area of land that is drained by a major river and its tributaries.
Tributary A river or streams that allows into a main river.
Striation Marks characterizing glaciated areas of rocks.
Rain Shadow An area of reduced rainfall on the leeward side of high mountains.
Literacy The ability to read and write.
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.
Industrial Revolution The shift from human power to machine power.
Per Capita Per person.
Gross National Product The total value of a nations good and services, including the output of domestics firms in foreign countries and excluding the domestic output of foreign firms.
Canal An artificial waterway.
Telecommunication Communication by electronic means.
Free Enterprise An economic system that allows you individuals to own, operate, and profit from their own business in an open, competitive market.
Metropolitan Area A mayor city and its surrounding suburbs
Hierarchy Rank according to function.
hinterland The area served by a metropolis
Created by: Edgar Gonzalez