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World Geography

Chapter 5 and 6

TermDefinition
colony a territory seperated from but subject to a ruling power
annex to formally incorporate into a country or state the territory of another
cede to transfer or to give up
civil war a conflict between opposing groups of citizens of the same country
industrial revolution the shift form human power to machine power
continental divide a boundry or area of high ground thT SEPERATES rivers flowing toward opposite sides of continent
drainage basin the entire area of land that is drained by a major river and its tributaries
tributary a river of stream that flos 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 residental area outside a central city
standard of living a person's living or group's level of material well-being, as measured by education ousing health care, and nutrition
per capita per person
gross national product the total value of a nation good's and services
canal an artificial waterway
telecommication comuunication by lectronic goods
free enterprice an economic system that allows individuals to own
metropolitan area a major city and its surrounding suburbs
hierachy rank according to function
hinterland the area served by metropolis
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