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ch. 5 & 6 vocabulary

ch. 5-6 vocab

TermDefinition
Colony A territory separated from but subject to a ruling power.
Annex 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 or area of high ground that separate rivers flowing toward opposite side of a continent
Drainage Baisin 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.
Straition Marks characterizing glaciated areas of rock.
Rain Shadow An area of reproduced 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, and nutrition.
Per Capita Per person
Gross national Product The total value of goods and servises produced within a country in a year, including the output of domestic firms in foreign countries
Canal An artificial waterway.
Telecommunication communication by electronic means.
Free Enterprize An economic system that allows individuals to won, operate, and profit from their own business in an open, competitive market.
Metropolitan Area A major city and its surrounding suburbs.
Hietrarchy Rank according to to function.
Hinterland the area served by a metropolis.
Created by: casandra kelley