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World Goegraphy

Chapter 14-17 Vocabulary

TermDefinition
Cultural Diffision The process by which people adopt the practices of their neighbors.
Renaissance The revival of art, literature, and learning that took place in Europe between the Fourteenth , Fifteenth, Sixteenth Century.
Industrial Revolution The shift of human power to machine power.
Summit The Highest point of a mountain or similar elevation.
Prevailing Westernlies The consent flow of wind from west to east in the temperate zones of the earth.
Euro The common
Compulsory Requirement
Fertie Able to produce abundandanty
Ore A rocky material containing a valuable mineral
Tertiary Economic Activity An economic activity in which people do not directly gather or process raw materials but persue activities that serve others
Moor Broad, treeless, rolling land often poorly drained and having patches of march and peat bog.
Bog An area of wet, spongy ground.
Glen A narrow valley.
Peat Spongy material containing decaying and waterlogged mosses and plants sometimes dried and used as plants.
Cultural Divergence The restriction of a culture from outside influences
Blight A plant disease.
Fjord A narrow inlet or valley from the sea originality carved out by an advancing glacier and filled by melting glacier ice.
Geothermal Energy Energy produced by the earths intense interior heart.
Mixed Economy A system combining diffrent degrees of government regulations.
Dialect Varions of a language that is unique in a country or community.
Impressionism Artist that were leaders in the style of paining
nationalized brought under state control
Confederation loose political union
Reparation Money for war damages
inflation sharply rising prices
lignite Soft, brown coal
dike embankment of the earth and rock, to hold back the water.
Polder reclaimed land from the sea
decentralze to tansfer government power to smaller regions
Canton States
neutral not taking sided in the war
perishable good A product that does not stay fresh for long
strip mining the process whereby miners strip awat the surface of the eath to lay the mineraldepostits.
recession An extended decline in a business acivity
Created by: Dance1999