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Chapter 5 & 6 Vocabulary

Colony A territory seperated from but subject to a ruling power
Annex To formally incoporate into a large country or state the territory of another
Cede To transfer or give up
Civil war A conflict between opposing groups of civitizens of the same country
Industrail Revolution The shift from human power to machine power
Continental divide A boundry or area of high ground that seperates rivers flowing toward opposite sides of a continent
Drainage basin The entire area of land that is drained by a major river and its tributes
Tributary A river or stream that flows into a main river
Striation Marks characterizing glaciated areas of rocks
Rain Shadow An area of rediced rainfall on the leeward side of high mountains
Literacy The ability to read and write
Suburb A residential area outside a central city
Standad of living A person's or group's level of material well-being, as measured by education, housing, health care, and nutrition
Per capita Per person
Gross national product The total valie of a nation's goods and services, including the output of domestic firms in foreign firms
Canal An artificial waterway
Telecommunication Communication by electronic means
Free enterprise An economic system that allows individuals to own, operate, and profit from their own buiseness in an open, competitive market
Metropolitan area A major city and its surrounding suburbs
Hierachy Rank according to function
Hinterland The area served by a mertropolis
Created by: ThomasNelson