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Chapter 5&6 vocab

vocab 5 & 6

TermDefinition
colony a territoiry seperated from but subject to ruling power
annex to formally incoorpirateinto a country a state or territory
cede to transfer or give up
civil war a conflict between opposing groups of citezens from the same country
industrial revolution the shift from human power to machine power
continental divide boundary ot areea of high ground that seperates rivers flowing toward oppisite sides of a continent
drainage basin the entire area of land that is drained by a major riiver and its tributaries
tributary a river or stream that flows into a main river
striation marks characterizing glaciated areas of rocks
rain shadow an area of rainfall on the leeward side of the hgh mountains
litracy the ability to read and write
suburb a residential area outside a central city
standard of living a person or groups level of material well being as measured by education, housing, healthcare and nutrients
per capita amount of anything per person
gross national product the total value of goodsin a nation including the output of domestic firms in foriegn countries
canal artificial waterway
telecommunication communication bt electronic means
free enterprose economic system that allows individuals to own operate abd profit from their own buisiness
metropalition area a major city and its surrounding suburbs
hieraachy rank according to function
hinterland the area served by metropolis
Created by: dillonjohnson