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chapter 5 and 6 voca

chapter 5&6 vocab

TermDefinition
colony a territory separated from subject to a ruling power
annexed to formally incorporate into a country or state the territory of another
cede transfer or give up
civil war a conflict between opposing groups of citizen 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 toward opposite side of a continent
drainage basin the entire area of land that is drained by a major river and its tributaries
tributary a river or stream that flows into a main river
striation marks characterizing glaciated areas of rock
rain shadow an area of reduced rain fall on the leeward side of high mountains
literacy the ability to read and write
suburb a residential area out side a central city
canal an artificial water way
gross national product the total value of a nations goods and services including the output of the domestic firms in foreign countries and excluding the domestic output of foreign firms
standard of living a person or groups level of material well being as measured by education housing health care and nutrition
telecommunication communication by electronic means
free enterprise an economic system that is allows indiciuals to own operate and profit from their own businesses in an open competitive market
metropolitan area a major city and its surrounding suburbs
hierarchy rank according to function
hinterland the area served by a metropolis
per ca pita per person
Created by: brandondennis