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World Geo

chapter 5 & 6 vocabulary

Colony A Territory separated from but subject to a ruling power.
Annexed To formally incorporate into country's or state the territory of another.
Ceded To transfer or to give up.
Civil War A conflict between opposite groups of citizens of the same country.
Industrial Revolution The shift from human power to machine power.
Continental divide A boundary or area of high ground that separates rivers flowing toward opposite sides of a continent.
Drainage basins The entire area of land that is drained by a major river and its tributaries.
Tributaries A river or stream that flows into a main river.
Strations Marks characterizing glaciated areas of rock.
Rain Shadow An area of reduced rainfall on the leeward side of high mountains.
Literacy The ability to read and write.
Suburbs A residential area outside a central city.
Standard 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 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.
Canal An artificial waterway.
Telecommunication Communications by electronic means.
Free enterprise An economic system that allows individuals to own, operate, and profit from their own businesses in an open, competitive market.
Metropolitan area A major city and its surrounding suburbs.
Hierarchy Rank according to function.
Hinterlands The area served by a metropolis.
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