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Geography

TermDefinition
Continent One of earth’s seven large bodies of land.
Hemisphere One of the halves of earth. (example – northern hemisphere)
Equator An imaginary line that circles the earth halfway between the north and South Pole. It is 0 degrees latitude.
Latitude Distances north and south of the equator, measured by a set of imaginary lines that run east and west.
Prime Meridian An imaginary line circling the earth, separating the earth into the eastern and western hemisphere. It is 0 degrees longitude.
Longitude Distances east and west of the Prime Meridian, measured by a set of imaginary lines that run north and south.
Degree a unit of measurement that indicates the distance between lines of latitude and longitude.
Cardinal directions The directions north, east, south and west on a compass rose.
Intermediate directions The directions northeast, northwest, southeast and southwest on a compass rose.
Compass Rose A drawing on a map that shows direction.
Scale A unit of measurement on a map that is used to represent a distance on earth.
Symbol Located in a map key to show representation of items.
Map Key a list of map symbols that show what each symbol represents.
locator a small map used to show the specific location of a larger map
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