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AP Hmn - Unit 1 Voc

AP Human Unit 1 Vocab

TermDefinition
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 groups distinct tradition.
Diffusion The process of spreading a feature or trend from one place to another over time.
Distance Decay The diminishing in importance and eventual disappearance of a phenomenon with increasing distance from its origin.
Environmental Determinism The theory that human behavior is controlled by the physical environment.
Expansion Diffusion The spread of a feature or trend among people from one area to another in a snowballing effect.
Formal Region (uniform region) An area in which everyone shares in one or more distinctive characteristics
Functional Region (Nodal region) An area organized around a node or focal point
Globalization The increasing interconnection of all regions in the world through politics, communication, transportation, marketing, manufacturing, and social and cultural processes.
Hearth The region from which innovative ideas originate.
Hierarchical Diffusion The spread of a feature or trend from one key person or node of authority to power to other persons or places.
Mental Map A map in one's mind
Place Specific point on Earth distinguished by a particular characteristic.
Possibilism The theory that the physical environment merely establishes limits of what is possible on the human population.
Region An area distinguished by one or more distinctive characteristics.
Relocation Diffusion The spread of a feature or trend through bodily movement of people from one place to another.
Site The physical character of a place
Situation The location of a place relative to another place.
Space The physical gap or interval between two objects.
Space-Time Compression The reduction in the time it takes to diffuse something to a distant place as a result of improved communications and transportation systems.
Stimulus Diffusion The spread of an underlying principle, even though a specific characteristic is rejected.
Sustainability The use of Earth's renewable and nonrenewable natural resources in ways that do not constrain resource use in the future.
Toponym The name given to a portion of Earth's surface
Transnational Corporation A company that conducts research, operates factories, and sells products in many countries, not just where its headquarters or shareholders are located.
Vernacular Region A popular region that is named for the way people perceive it.
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