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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 of state the territory of another.
Ceded 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.
Striation Marks Characterizing areas of rocks.
Continental Divide A boundary or area of high ground that separates rivers flowing toward opposite side of a continent.
Drainage Basins The entire area of land that is drained by a major river and its tributaries.
Metropolitan area A major city and its surrounding suburbs
Hierarchy Rank according to function.
Rain Shadow An area of reduced rainfall in the leeward side of high mountains.
Standard of living A person's or group's level of materials well-being as measured by education housing health care and nutrition
Literacy The abilty to read and write.
Suburb A residential area outside a central city.
Gross National Product The total value of goods and services produced 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 eletronic means.
Free enterprise An economic system that allows individuals to own operate and profit from their own business in an open competitive market
Hinterland The area served by materials a metropolis
per capita per person
Created by: ambermonfort