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Elongated State territory is much longer than its average width, often 6X as long.
Fragmented State      composed of 2/ more non-contiguous segments.
Compact State possesses roughly circular, oval, or rectangular territory; distance from the geometric center to any point on the boundary exhibits little variance.
Industrial Revolution Social & economic changes in agriculture, commerce & manufacturing.
Dispersed Rural Settlement 1 of main types of settlement pattern used by landscape historians to classify rural settlements found in England & other parts of the world.
Greenbelt extensive area of largely undeveloped or sparsely occupied land associated with community set aside to contain development.
Habit act, behavioral response, practice, or custom established in one's repertoire by frequent repetition of the same act.
Ethnic Religion particular to 1, culturally distinct, group of people.
Dialect Local or regional characteristics of a language
Development process in which something passes by degrees to a different stage; act of improving by expanding or enlarging or refining.
Gentrification rehabilitation of deteriorated, often abandoned, housing of low-income inner-city residents.
Filtering deleting or delaying negative information or using less harsh words so that events sound more favorable
Blockbusting Rapid change in racial composition of residential blocks in American cities.
Gravity Model used to account for wide variety of flow patterns in human/economic systems.
Break-Of-Bulk Point location along transport route where goods must be transferred from one carrier to another.
Edge City relatively new concentration of business, shopping, & entertainment outside traditional urban area in what had recently been residential suburb or semi-rural community.
Extinct Language may be contrasted w/ dead languages: no longer spoken as main language.
Creole Language stable language that originates seemingly as a pidgin, but was later on adopted as mother tongue.
Chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) Synthetic organic compounds first created in the 1950’s and used primarily as refrigerants and as propellants.
Intensive Subsistence Agriculture Involves cultivation of small parcels of land through the expenditure of great amounts of labor per acre.
Geographic Information System (GIS) collection of comp. hardware and software that permits spatial data to be collected, recorded, stored, etc.
Census periodic and official count of a country’s pop.
Environmental Determinism view that natural environment has numerous influences on human life.
International Date Line Imaginary line through the Pacific Ocean, roughly following 180th meridian where date changes.
Concentric Zone Model structural model of the American central city that suggests the existence of 5 concentric land-use rings arranged around a common center.
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