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PhysicalGeographyVoc

For social studies.

DefinitionTerm
A flat, low-lying land built up from soil carried by a river a deposited at the river's mouth. delta
A place where a river or stream begins, often in the highlands source (of a river)
A wide strait or waterway between two landmasses that lies close to each other; a deep part of a river or waterway. channel
A large, thick body of slowly moving ice. glacier
An area of land drained by a given river and its branches (tributaries); an area of land surrounded by lands of higher elevations. basin
A narrorw stretch of water that connects two larger bodies of water. strait
An area of low land between hills or mountains, often with a river or stream running through. valley
A narrow stretch of land connecting two larger areas of land isthmus
A region of vegetation, either hot or cold, that receives ten inches or less of precipitation per year. desert
A broad flat-topped landform with steep sides; smaller than a plateau. mesa
A stream of either cold or warm water that moves in a definite direction through an ocean. ocean current
Land with steep sides that rises sharply (1,000 feet or more) from the surrounding land; generally larger and more rugged than a hill. mountain
An area of flat or rolling land at high elevation, about 300-3,000 feet high. plateau
A large natural stream of water that runs through the land. river
A deep narrow valley with steep walls. canyon
A point of land that extends into a river , lake or ocean. cape
A steep high wall of rock, earth or ice. cliff
A broad inland body of water, often between a coastline and one or more islands off the coast sound
An area of level land usually at low elevation and often covered with grasses. plain
The part of a large body of water that extends into a shoreline, generally smaller than a gulf bay
region of vegetation at high latitudes, high elevations and characterized by cold temperatures and sparse vegetation. tundra
A mountain created as liquid rock and ash that has errupted from the earth. volcano
Elevated land with sloping sides and a rounded summit; generally smaller than a mountain. hill
One of the 7 large landmasses of the world continent
A dense woodland with an average rainfall of 100 inches or more per year. rain forest
Part of a large body of water that extends into a shoreline, generally larger and more deeply indented than a bay. gulf
A sizable inland body of water. lake
A place where a stream or a river flows into a larger body of water. mouth (of a river)
A sheltered place along a shoreline where ships can anchor safely. harbor
A small stream of river that flows into a larger river or stream; a branch of a river. tributary
A large body of water that is completely or partly surrounded by land sea
One of the five major bodies of salt water that surround the continents. ocean
A land area, smaller than a continent, completely surrounded by water island
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