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Chapter 5 Vocab


1.Coliny Territory separated from but subject to a ruling power.
2.Annex Formally incorporate into a country or state the territory of another.
3.Cede Transfer of give up.
4.Civil War Conflict between opposing groups of citizens of the same country.
5.Industrial Revolution The shift from human power to machine power
6.Continental Divide A boundary or area of high ground that separates rivers flowing toward opposite sides of a continent.
7.Drainage Basin Entire are of land that is drained by a major river and its tributaries.
8.Tributary River or stream that flows into a main river.
9.Striation Marks characterizing glaciated areas of rock.
10.Rain Shadow Area of reduced rainfall on the leeward side of high mountains.
11.Literacy The ability to read and wright.
12.Suburb Residential area out side a central city.
13.Standard of Living A person or groups level of material well-being, as measured by education, housing, health care, and nutrition.
14.Ecosystem Interaction of plant life, animal life, and the physical environment in which they live.
15.Gross National Product Total value of a nation's goods and services, including the output of domestic firms in foreign countries and excluding the domestic output of foreign firms.
16.Canal An artificial water way.
17.Telecommunication Communication by electronic means
18.Free enterorise Economic system that allows ind
19.Metropolitan area
Created by: AmmieGandy