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Geoterms Quiz

TermDefinition
Centrifugal Force A force that divides people and countries.
Centripetal Force A force that unites people and countries.
Common Market A group of countries that acts as a single market, without trade barriers between member countries.
Supranational Force A form of international cooperation in which countries give up some control of their affairs as they work together to achieve shared goals.
Demography The study of human populations, including how they change due to births, deaths, aging, and migration.
Dependency ratio The number of young and old people who don't work compared with the working age population. The higher the ratio, the more young and old people the workers have to support.
Life Expectancy The average age to which a person in a given population can expect to live. Life expectancy varies from one country to another.
Replacement Rate The total fertility rate needed for a population to replace itself.
Total Fertility Rate The average number of children a woman in a given population will have in her lifetime. This number is different in different countries.
Acid Rain Rain that can damage the environment because it contain acid from factory smoke and car exhaust. Acid rain can damage plants, fish, animals, and even buildings.
Nuclear Radiation A form of energy that comes form nuclear reactions. Radiation has no smell or taste, but it can be very harmful to living things. Materials polluted with nuclear radiation are said to be radioactive.
River System A river and all the streams that flow into it. The streams that flow into a river are called tributaries.
Transboundary Pollution Pollution that starts in one country and crosses boundaries into another country. Generally, transboundary pollution is carried by wind or water.
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