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Geography

Chapter 1

WordDefinition
Arithmetic Density the total number of people divided by the total land area
Cartography the science of making maps
Concentration the spread of something over a given area
Contagious Diffusion the rapid, widespread diffusion of a feature or trend throughout a population
Culture the body of customary beliefs, social forms, and material traits that together constitute a group of people performing the act
Density the frequently with which something exists within a given unit of area
Diffusion the process of spread of a feature or trend from one place to another over time
Distance Decay the deminishing in importance and eventual disappearance of a phenomenon with increasing distance from its origin
Distrubtion the arrangement of someting across Earth's surface
Expansion Diffusion the spread of a feature or trend among people from one another in a snowballing process
Formal Region an area in which everyone shares in one or more distinctive characteristics
Functional Region an area organized around a node or focal point
Geographic Information System (GIS) A computer system that stores, organizes, analyzes, and displays geographic data
Globalization actions or processes that involve the entire world and result in making something worldwide in scope
Greenwich Mean Time the time in that time zone ecompassing the prime meridian, or 0 longitude
Hearth the region from which innovative ideas origionate
Heirarchical Diffusion the spread of a feature or trend from one key person or node of authority or power to other persons or places
International Date Line when time changes by going forward 24 hours at 180 longitude
Location the position of anything on Earth's surface
Latitude the angular distance north or south from the equator of a point on the earth's surface, measured on the meridian of the point
Longitude angular distance east or west on the earth's surface, measured by the angle contained between the meridian of a particular place and some prime meridian, as that of Greenwich, England, and expressed either in degrees or by some corresponding difference in
Meridian a great circle of the earth passing through the poles and any given point on the earth's surface.
Parallel extending in the same direction, equidistant at all points, and never converging or diverging
Prime Meridian the meridian running through Greenwich, England, from which longitude east and west is reckoned.
Region an extensive, continuous part of a surface, space, or body
Relocation Diffusion the spread of an idea through physical movement of people from one place to another.
Remote Sensing the science of gathering data on an object or area from a considerable distance, as with radar or infrared photography, to observe the earth or a heavenly body.
Site the position or location of a town, building, as to its environment
Situation manner of being situated; location or position with reference to environment
Stimulus Diffusion when something effecs you
Toponym place name
Vernacular Region Regions that have no boundries that people make up informally
Created by: soccer1234564 on 2006-12-08



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