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Ch. 5 & 6 Vocab.

TermDefinition
Colony. A territory separated from but subject to a ruling power.
Annexed. 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 of 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 stream that flows into a main river.
Rain shadow. An area of reduced rainfall on the leeward side of high mountains.
Literacy. The ability to read and write.
Standard of living. A person or group's level material well-being, as measured by education, housing, health care, and nutrition.
Gross national product (GNP). The total value of a nation's good and services, including the output of domestic 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 individuals to own, operate, and profit from their own business in an open, competitive market.
Striations. Marks characterizing glaciated areas of rocks.
Suburb(s). A residential area outside a central city.
Metropolitan area. A major city and its surrounding areas.
Hierarchy. Rank according to function.
Hinterland. The area served by a metropolis.
Per capita. Per person.
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