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World GEO 5

Ch 7 & 8 Vocab

TermDefinition
Megalopolis A very large city; a region made up of several large cities and their surroundings areas, considered to be a single urban complex.
Mangrove A tropical tree that grows in swampy ground along the coastal areas.
Bayou A marshy inlet or outlet of a lake or a river.
Fall Line Imaginary line between Appalachian Mountains and the Atlantic coastal plain, where rivers and streams form waterfalls and rapids as they descend from higher elevations to the coastal plains.
Sunbelt The Southern and Southwestern states of the United States, from the Carolina to southern California, Characterized
Humus The organic material that results when plants and animal that live in the soil die and decay.
Growing Season In farming, the average number of days between the last frost of spring and the first frost fall.
Grain Elevator A tall building equipped with machinery for leading, cleaning, storing, and discharging grain.
Grain Exchange A place where grain is bought and sold as a commodity.
Tundra A dry, treeless plain where temperatures are always cool or cold and only specialized plans can grow
Aqueduct A large pipe or channel designed to transport waer from a remote source over a long destance.
Province A territory governed as a political division of a country.
Maritime Bordering on or near the sea; relating to navigation or shipping.
Lock An enclosed section of a canal, which a ship may be raised or lowered by raising or lowering the level of water in that section.
Bedrock The solid rock underlying the earths surface.
Separatism A movement to win political, religious, or ethnic independence from another group.
Customs Fees charged by a government on imported goods.
Tariff A tax imposed by a government imported goods.
NAFTA North America Free Trade Agreement, which phased out trade barriers among the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
Secede To withdraw formally from membership in political or religious organization.
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