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Chapt. 5&6 Vocab

TermDefinition
colony a territory separated from but subject to ruling power
annex to formally incorporate into a country or state territory of another
cede to transfer or give up
civil war a conflict between opposing groups of citizens if 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 sides of a continent
drainage basin the entire area of land that is drained by a major river and its tributes
tributary a river or stream that flows into a main river
striation marks characterizing glaciated areas of rocks
rain shadow an area of reduced 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 persons or groups level of material well-being as measured by education, housing, and health care, and nutrition
gross national product the total value of a nations goods and services including the output of domestic firms in foreign countries and excluding the domestic output of foreign frirms
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 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 capita per person
Created by: hollywest